Tropical storm Arthur could become hurricane

The storm could hit Atlantic Canada with force

HALIFAX – Environment Canada is warning that tropical storm Arthur could impact Atlantic Canada this weekend.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the storm is expected to intensify as it moves northeastward up the East Coast of the United States this week.

The forecaster says the storm will likely bring heavy rain to the region this weekend if its track remains offshore.

But it says it’s too early to rule out a direct impact.

The centre says it will be monitoring the storm closely, as most computer models predict Arthur will develop into a hurricane.

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