Now a Hurricane, Kyle Heads for Maine

Canadian provinces may take brunt of landfall tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 27, 2008 3:39 PM CDT
This image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Kyle taken at 12:15 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/NOAA)
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(Newser) – A rare hurricane watch was posted for part of the Maine coast today as Tropical Storm Kyle was upgraded to hurricane strength, the AP reports. Kyle's center was forecast to be near eastern New England or the Canadian Maritime provinces late tomorrow. "Hurricane season isn't over, " a Maine emergency director said. "It's been a very active season."

The storm had top sustained wind near 70 mph before reaching hurricane strength and was moving north over the open Atlantic at 20 mph. Two to 4 inches of rain had already fallen along some coastal areas by midday and the storm was expected to deliver an additional 2 to 4 inches.