RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Hurricane Fiona impacted the island territory of Bermuda overnight with torrential rain and wind gusts over 100 mph.
As of Friday morning, Fiona remains a Category 3, major hurricane with maximum sustained winds 125 mph with higher gusts.
Fiona has also increased its forward speed and is moving north-northeast near 25 mph.
This general movement is expected to continue over the coming days.
On this track, Fiona is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia and portions of eastern Canada this weekend as one of the strongest hurricanes they have ever experienced.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued hurricane warnings over portions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Though Fiona is hundreds of miles away from North Carolina, our coastline will still feel effects through Sunday evening.
Visitors to the North Carolina beaches are being advised to remain cautious due to dangerous rip currents and possible beach erosion.
Conditions will begin to improve Sunday.