09/03/2016 02:04 EDT | Updated 09/03/2016 02:59 EDT

Hurricane Hermine Could Hit Nova Scotia

The storm is making its way up the Atlantic coast.

HALIFAX — Environment Canada issued a tropical cyclone information statement Saturday for parts of Nova Scotia as hurricane Hermine makes its way up the Atlantic coast.

The weather agency says Hermine was in North Carolina before moving offshore Saturday afternoon.

The eight Nova Scotian counties that could be affected are Annapolis, Digby, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, as well as Halifax County (east of Porters Lake), Halifax Metro and Halifax County West.

Pound net fisherman Brian Wilson bails water from one of his boats docked on Saturday as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches Virginia Beach, Va. (Photo: Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via CP)

Hermine is not expected to have a direct impact on Canadian territory over the Labour Day weekend, but Environment Canada says "some potential impacts are possible next week.''

People in the Atlantic region are urged to monitor the storm closely over the weekend for any significant changes in the forecast.

Environment Canada says the Canadian Hurricane Centre is monitoring the storm closely and will provide more information Sunday.

The agency says Hermine will stall along the east coast of the United States late Sunday or early Monday morning. The storm is expected to remain offshore, east of New Jersey and south of Long Island, N.Y., until at least mid-week next week, and should remain outside of Canadian waters until then.

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