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Swells will affect the U.S. east coast while Hurricane Fiona retains Category 4 status.

NewsDesk, Sept 22– Early on Thursday, Hurricane Fiona remained a Category 4 storm as it travelled northward. Forecasters predict that in the next few days, it will bring hazardous surf and rip currents throughout the east coast of the United States.

The storm was situated 1,250 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and 485 miles southwest of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 a.m. EDT report. It was moving northeast at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

A considerably slower northward motion beginning Friday night or Saturday,” the NHC stated in its update, “followed by a somewhat northeastward motion with a rise in forward speed is forecast tonight through Friday.”

Early on Thursday, Hurricane Fiona remained a Category 4 storm as it travelled northward. Forecasters predict that in the next few days, it will bring hazardous surf and rip currents throughout the east coast of the United States.

The storm was situated 1,250 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and 485 miles southwest of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 a.m. EDT report. It was moving northeast at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

A considerably slower northward motion beginning Friday night or Saturday,” the NHC stated in its update, “followed by a somewhat northeastward motion with a rise in forward speed is forecast tonight through Friday.”

According to the forecast, the core of Fiona will pass close to Bermuda tonight, get closer to Nova Scotia on Friday, and then cross Nova Scotia on Saturday to enter the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

There was a hurricane watch in place for Bermuda. Although the hurricane is not expected to make landfall anywhere in the United States, forecasters warn that the swells it creates will move westward over the southwestern Atlantic over the course of the next day or two, toward the U.S. east coast and Atlantic Canada.

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