Hurricane Dorian to arrive in Atlantic Canada this weekend

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Environment Canada says Hurricane Dorian will move into Atlantic Canada and extreme Eastern Quebec as either a Category One Hurricane or a strong Tropical Storm.

A Tropical Cyclone Information Statement was issued for most of the province around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters say Dorian is a Category Two system and will move near Nova Scotia on Saturday and will probably move over Newfoundland on Sunday.

When it moves into Atlantic waters, Environment Canada says Dorian may still be a Category One Hurricane, but is expected to diminish to a Tropical Storm as it moves through the region.

The statement says rain is likely over most regions and will be accompanied by some tropical storm force winds that could reach hurricane force in areas south of the forecast track.