For the first time in 17 years, a hurricane watch has been posted for part of the coast of Maine. Hurricane Kyle is chugging northward toward the region at nearly 23 miles-per-hour, threatening conditions similar to a nor'easter. Two to four inches of rain has already fallen along some coastal areas. And the National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to deliver an additional two to four inches.
At 5 p.m. Eastern time, Kyle was centered about 315 miles west-northwest of Bermuda and 485 miles south of Nantucket. The Category 1 storm has top sustained wind near 75 miles-per-hour. A hurricane watch is posted from Stonington, at roughly the center of the Maine coast, to Eastport, on the border with New Brunswick, Canada. Kyle could make landfall near Eastport late tomorrow.