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Dolly now post-tropical, little Canadian impact expected

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 12:00 pm - At one point reaching tropical storm status, Dolly was the fourth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

After briefly strengthing to tropical storm strength Tuesday, Dolly's outlook rapidly deteriorated, becoming a tropical depression Wednesday morning and post-tropical by the late morning.

Forecasters say the storm's remnants are on a track that will take it near Atlantic Canada -- though no major impacts are expected.

As of 11:00 a.m. AST Wednesday, Tropical Storm Dolly was about 595 km southwest of Cape Race, Nfld., boasting winds of 55 km/h.

"The low is forecast to gradually spin down through tonight and will likely open to a surface trough sometime on Thursday as it continues to move northeastward," the U.S. National Hurricane Centre says.

Dolly track

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says Dolly is not expected to have any real impact on Atlantic Canada at this time.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be an above-average one, with 13-19 named storms possible, of which 6-10 may reach hurricane status.

The season has already had an active start with three previously named storms, two of which, Arthur and Bertha, forming before the season's "official" start date of June 1st.

"As of June 23rd, 2020 is tied with 2016 for the most named storms by this date," adds Tyler Hamilton, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

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