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Flooding rain and gusty winds for Atlantic Canada

The remnants of what was hurricane Ida will track west of Newfoundland tonight and Friday.

Rainfall warnings are in effect for Bay St. George, Burgeo - Ramea, Corner Brook and vicinity, Deer Lake - Humber Valley, Green Bay - White Bay, Gros Morne, and Parson's Pond - Hawke's Bay. In these areas rainfall amounts of 30 to 60 mm is possible. Some areas could see more rain with 80 mm possible.

A special weather statement has been issued for Bay of Exploits, Buchans and the interior, Connaigre, Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity, Northern Peninsula East, Port Saunders and the Straits, and Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair. In these areas 40 to 60 mm of rain is possible.

There is a Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity. Winds will gust to 100 km/h overnight tonight.

Marine Atlantic is advising that crossings tonight and Friday could be impacted.

There are rainfall warnings in effect for all of Nova Scotia and all of Prince Edward Island as well as for southern, eastern, and northern New Brunswick. In these areas, rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm is expected today and tonight.

There are also special weather statements in effect for parts of New Brunswick with 25 to 45 mm, with the possibility of amounts exceeding 50 mm today through into Friday afternoon.

The heavy rain may cause localized flooding and hydroplaning will be a risk. Any highway travel should be postponed.

Keep checking back for updates.

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