Lee remains on collision course with Atlantic Canada
As of this morning, Lee remains a hurricane and is located about 340 km northwest of Bermuda.
There is some indication that Lee could be in the initial stages of transitioning to an extratropical storm. Lee is expected to make that transition before Landfall on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 140 km/h with higher gusts.
Even though Lee is expected to be post-tropical by the time it reaches Atlantic Canada, it is still expected to be a large and dangerous storm.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County in New Brunswick and Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Queens Counties in Nova Scotia.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the New Brunswick Fundy Coast. Most of mainland Nova Scotia is now under a Tropical Storm Warning except northern Nova Scotia and Colchester County north and south of Truro.
Rainfall Forecast (Saturday and Sunday)
Sydney 10-20 mm
Halifax 20-40 mm
Yarmouth 50-100 mm
Saint John 50-80 mm
Moncton 30-60 mm
Fredericton 50-70 mm
Charlottetown 10-20 mm
Gaspe 50-90 mm
Blanc Sablon 50-60 mm
Port-Menier 20-50 mm
Wind Forecast (Saturday and Sunday)
Sydney 75 km/h
Halifax 90 km/h
Yarmouth 115 km/h
Saint John 85 km/h
Moncton 80 km/h
Fredericton 85 km/h
Charlottetown 80 km/h
Gaspe 50 km/h
Blanc Sablon 65 km/h
Port-Menier 75 km/h
High waves and elevated water levels will be widespread along the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and the Fundy coast of New Brunswick. Wave conditions could also become rough in areas in the southwestern Gulf of St Lawrence / western Northumberland Strait.
Waves will be the highest along the southern shores of Nova Scotia where wave heights of 5 to 8 metres are expected breaking onto the shore. Storm surge of one metre may also occur.
Waves, storm surge, and elevated water levels will cause damage to coastal infrastructure.
Marine Atlantic is anticipating delays to crossings this weekend.
Check your local forecast here.