Kyle Fields Hurricane-Force Winds Off New England Coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI -- National Hurricane Center forecasters say Hurricane Kyle has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and it's expected to pass near eastern New England.

Kyle had top sustained winds near 75 mph Saturday afternoon. The storm is moving north in the open Atlantic at 23 mph and could make landfall anywhere from Maine to Nova Scotia.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the Maine coast from Stonington north to Eastport. Hurricane conditions are possible in that area within 36 hours.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Port Clyde south to Cape Elizabeth, an area that includes Portland.

At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm's center was located about 315 miles west-northwest of Bermuda.

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