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Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Quebec This Week

Heavy rainfall and strong winds are coming to eastern parts of the province.
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NOAA hurricane Dorian

Environment Canada has issued a tropical storm statement for much of the Maritimes and several regions in eastern Quebec as Hurricane Dorian moves north toward Canada after battering the coast of Florida.

"Currently Dorian is a Category Two system and is still near the coast of Florida. It will move up along the Eastern Seaboard to Cape Hatteras on Friday, then will get caught up in a westerly flow and will move near Nova Scotia on Saturday and will probably move over Newfoundland on Sunday," the statement from the federal agency reads.

"When it moves into Atlantic waters it may still be a Category One Hurricane, but is expected to diminish to a Tropical Storm as it moves though our region."

But the storm will likely bring "significant rainfall" despite its loss of strength.

The "highest rainfall amounts are likely for the southern Maritimes and parts of Newfoundland, but some rain is likely over most regions."

Moreover, "most regions will see some tropical storm force winds, and south of the forecast track winds may reach hurricane force."

"Rough and pounding surf" is likely as a result.

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In Quebec, the areas of Anticosti, Blanc-Sablon, Chevery, and the Îles-de-la-Madeleine will most likely be in the path of the hurricane or tropical storm.

Projections from the American National Hurricane Center also show the storm hitting the east coast of Canada. Though it indicates that the liklihood of tropical storm-force winds is low for most of the affected regions of Quebec.

[rebelmouse-image 26889819 alt="Hurricane Dorion path" photo_credit="National Hurricane Center" expand=1 original_size="897x738"] National Hurricane Center

Only in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine is the probability of such winds above 30%.

Stay tuned for updates.

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