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.
The storm will recurve and is expected to miss the U.S. mainland this week.
That doesn't mean Maine will have zero impacts as waves will build off the coast beginning on Friday through the upcoming weekend.
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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.
- Meteorologist Jason Nappi