Long duration storm expected for most of Atlantic Canada
An area of low pressure will push across most of Atlantic Canada beginning overnight and continuing through Wednesday.
Heavy rain combined with strong winds is expected Monday and Tuesday. 50 to 100 mm of rain is possible. Wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected for coastal sections.
In central and southeastern sections of the province, heavy rain is expected beginning tonight with 30 to 75 mm of rain expected. Winds will be gusty with gusts to 80 km/h expected for coastal sections. In northwestern sections, snow is expected tonight changing to rain.
Prince Edward Island
Rain will begin in western sections of the province overnight spreading to all areas on Monday. Rainfall amounts between 40 and 70 mm are possible combined with coastal wind gusts to 90 km/h.
Rain will begin tomorrow. Rainfall amounts of 40 to 80 mm are expected. The exception will be for eastern sections of the province and on Cape Breton Island where 100 to 150 mm is possible. Winds will gust to 90 km/h along coastal areas.
The low is expected to fizzle out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence but it will bring heavy rain and strong winds to western and southern Newfoundland with minimal impacts expected elsewhere.
Up to 100 mm of rain and wind gusts to 100 km/h are possible from around Corner Brook, south to Port aux Basques and Burgeo with the strongest winds in the Wreckhouse area.
Snow is expected to move into western Labrador on Monday and rain is expected for eastern sections. There is a risk of freezing rain and ice pellets on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In anticipation of the storm, Marine Atlantic has changed the North Sydney to Port aux Basques crossing on Monday morning from 11:45 am to 10:45 am.
Additionally, crossings could be impacted from Monday to Thursday due to the storm.
There is the potential for localized flooding and power outages from this storm. Prior to the arrival of the storm, it is a good idea to clear any debris from storm drains, bring outside items inside, and have an emergency kit ready.
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