Hurricane centre says Franklin may pass south of Nova Scotia, close to Newfoundland

HALIFAX — The Canadian Hurricane Centre says tropical storm Franklin is likely to pass "well south" of Nova Scotia by the middle of next week.

However, an update from the centre today says the storm could come close to southeastern Newfoundland late Wednesday or Thursday, though the windiest part of the storm would stay offshore.

The update says Franklin could bring rain, strong winds and high seas to southern parts of Atlantic Canada.

It says Franklin's effects may intersect with those of non-tropical weather systems expected northwest of the hurricane, which could also increase the threat of heavy rain.

Franklin is expected to enter Canadian offshore waters within about five days.

The tropical storm is forecast to become a Category 2 hurricane tracking west of Bermuda next week.

The centre says it will provide daily bulletins on Saturday and Sunday, and then pick up Monday with updates every six hours.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2023.

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