Hurricane Dorian is expected to have an impact on the Maritimes later this week.

The latest computer models from the National Hurricane Centre in Miami suggest the storm could reach Nova Scotia by Saturday morning, maintaining hurricane-force winds.

READ MORE: Hurricane Dorian cripples Bahamas before inching north towards Florida, North Carolina

However, the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax says Dorian’s eventual track could take it out to sea, where there wouldn’t be much impact on the region.

Still, the centre’s latest hurricane tracking map shows Dorian travelling along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, churning out winds that could reach more than 130 kilometres per hour.

READ MORE: Nearly 2,000 Canadians may be in Hurricane Dorian’s path: Global Affairs Canada

Earlier in the day, the Category 3 hurricane seemed to stall over the Bahamas, where its 190-kilometre-per-hour winds pounded the islands, wrecked thousands of homes and killed at least five people.

The United Nations and the International Red Cross began mobilizing to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis.



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