Arthur upgraded to a hurricane

Courtesy Canadian Hurricane Centre

Courtesy Canadian Hurricane Centre

Forecasters say the season’s first hurricane is expected to bring significant rain and wind to the Maritimes on Saturday.

Arthur became a hurricane today with maximum sustained winds of about 120 kilometres per hour.

Forecasters say a trough of low pressure will move eastward from the Great Lakes and guide the storm toward the Maritimes.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the storm’s projected track has been moved slightly to the west with significant rain and wind for the Maritimes but it’s too early to make rainfall and wind speed predictions.

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