Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic today, leaving millions of people in Puerto Rico without power, according to weather stations. Radar shows the hurricane is heading toward the Atlantic, where it is expected to increase in intensity as it heads toward the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands before moving toward Nova Scotia.
Downpours continue to hit Puerto Rico, causing major flooding and mudslides, according to The Weather Channel. Hurricane Fiona’s trail is heading north, toward the southwest Atlantic, The Weather Channel reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
According to The Weather Channel, while Fiona’s trail heads north, it heads toward the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands as it exits the Dominican Republic. Radar shows it likely to hit the islands on Tuesday. Hurricane Fiona impacted the Dominican Republic early Monday morning, September 19, 2022.
From there, Fiona “could pose a serious threat to Bermuda anytime between late Thursday, September 22, 2022 or early Friday.” It could continue to threaten parts of Canada’s Atlantic coast between Friday and Saturday. At that point, it could be an “intense post-tropical cyclone,” or it could still be classified as a hurricane, The Weather Channel reported.
The Weather Channel reported that those with interests in Bermuda, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland should closely monitor Hurricane Fiona forecasts.
Fiona will remain far from the east coast of the United States but high surf is likely between Wednesday and Saturday with the risk of dangerous currents, The Weather Channel reported.
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