Tropical Storm Odette to bring heavy rain and strong winds to eastern Newfoundland


Tropical Storm Odette is located about 360 km south of Nantucket, Massachusetts and is expected to pass well south of Newfoundland Sunday and Sunday night.


By tonight, it appears that Odette will weaken to a post-tropical storm.


Impact's from Odette will be nowhere near as severe as Hurricane Larry a week ago. A cold front will interact with Odette to enhance moisture over the Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, north through Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula.


Rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 mm are possible and wind gusts between 80 and 100 km/h.

Gusty winds will linger through Monday.


In Nova Scotia, impacts will be negligible with some gusty winds over Cape Breton on Sunday and some rainfall across eastern Nova Scotia.


Marine Atlantic is advising that there could be a delay to the Port aux Basques to North Sydney crossing Sunday evening and the North Sydney to Port aux Basques crossing on Sunday evening due to high winds in the Cabot Strait.