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Dorian to batter coastal Northeast, make direct strike on Atlantic Canada

The end of August has brought much worse to the country over the last 15 years.\

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – September 5, 2019 – Residents of the coastal Northeast are the next in line to feel the disruptive effects from Dorian even as the hurricane lurks offshore.

Dorian is forecast to pass within 150 miles of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and make landfall in Nova Scotia and/or Newfoundland this weekend.

Dorian is forecast to make multiple landfalls, including along the Carolina coast through Thursday night.

Cruise and shipping interests should monitor the progress and avoid stormy seas off the eastern United States and southeastern Canada into this weekend.

The mid-Atlantic and New England coasts will be spared a direct hit by Dorian as a hurricane with the eyewall forecast to remain at sea.

While rain and breezy conditions are not likely to extend very far inland over the region, tropical storm conditions are forecast for portions of the mid-Atlantic during Friday and Friday night and southeastern New England during Friday night and Saturday. Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion with stiff winds will spread northward over the Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey during Friday then along Long Island, New York, during Friday night.

During Saturday, as Dorian passes by to the southeast, minor to moderate coastal flooding, heavy rain and gusty winds will buffet southeastern Massachusetts. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the islands should expect strong tropical-storm-force wind gusts. People should not focus on whether or not Dorian is classified as a hurricane, tropical storm, subtropical storm or tropical rainstorm when it races into Canada this weekend. While there is the potential for Dorian to lose some tropical characteristics as it accelerates northeastward and begins to merge with a non-tropical storm, impact is likely to be similar to a hurricane or compact, powerful nor'easter in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, Canada.

In August, AccuWeather predicted in its Canada autumn forecast that there was a near-average threat for a landfalling tropical cyclone in Atlantic Canada this season. An eight- to 12-hour period of torrential rain with damaging winds are likely to occur as Dorian approaches and passes over the region.


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