The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center reports Tropical Storm Kyle is expected to reach hurricane strength before adding to the nasty weather across New England this weekend on its way to a landfall over Nova Scotia.


The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center reports Tropical Storm Kyle is expected to reach hurricane strength before adding to the nasty weather across New England this weekend on its way to a landfall over Nova Scotia.

Stormy conditions today are spreading from the Carolinas to New England. Despite not being named, the coastal storm that moved over the Carolinas early today acquired many of the characteristics of a tropical system. The combination of the unnamed tropical storm and the presence of Kyle will create a stormy weekend along the Eastern Seaboard.

The two systems are along the East Coast today. "The first is the center of low pressure over the Carolinas, while the second is the tropical warm from stretching from the Carolinas to Cape Cod," explains AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet. "The heaviest rain today is developing in the Northeast, along the tropical warm front."

Moisture from the Atlantic Ocean being fed into the system today will produce as much as 4 inches of rain along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Tropical Storm Kyle will intensify into a hurricane before it adds to the nasty weekend weather in the Northeast. Kocet says Kyle "will give New England a scare this weekend." By Saturday, the storm will be due south of Rhode Island.