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Is Hurricane Fiona another 'fish' storm? Not exactly

Waves will build off the Maine coast beginning Friday through the upcoming weekend.
Credit: Jason Nappi

MAINE, USA — Unlike Hurricane Earl from a week or so ago, Hurricane Fiona did not stay away from land as it moved over Puerto Rico Saturday. According to the Associated Press, no deaths have been reported, but authorities in the U.S. territory said it was too early to estimate the damage from a storm that was still forecast to unleash torrential rain across Puerto Rico on Monday. 

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The storm will recurve and is expected to miss the U.S. mainland this week. 

Credit: Jason Nappi
Credit: Jason Nappi

That doesn't mean Maine will have zero impacts as waves will build off the coast beginning on Friday through the upcoming weekend. 

Credit: Jason Nappi

RELATED: NEWS CENTER Maine Weather Forecast

Credit: Jason Nappi

The long-range computer model tracks continue to keep Fiona well east of the mainland United States. If this theme keeps up, the U.S. won't have to deal with any land-falling hurricanes this season. We still have several weeks to go in the hurricane season though. 

Credit: Jason Nappi

To get the latest details on the tropics and see some videos of waves at the Maine beaches, go to my Facebook and Twitter pages. 

- Meteorologist Jason Nappi 

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