Dorian expected to track near N.S. by Saturday: CHC

Dorian 9/5/19

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says hurricane Dorian is expected to spin into Atlantic Canada this weekend.

By the time of its arrival it will be classified as either a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm, churning out sustained winds up to 130 kilometres per hour.

Environment Canada says the storm is forecast to track along the U.S. eastern seaboard to North Carolina's Cape Hatteras on Friday and move near Nova Scotia on Saturday, then on to Newfoundland on Sunday.

A Category 1 hurricane produces sustained wind speeds at 119 kilometres per hour or above, reaching Category 2 at 154 kilometres per hour.