Cristobal collides with cold front, heavy rain, strong winds, cooler temps on tap
Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:16 AM - Cristobal is expected to stay out at sea, but cool, wet weather is forecast as the storm merges with a cold front.
"Hurricane Cristobal is racing east-northeastward toward the Southeastern Grand Banks under the influence of a cold frontal trough sweeping southeastward across Newfoundland this morning," said the Canadian Hurricane Centre in a statement early Friday. "The interaction between Cristobal and this trough could result in locally heavy rainfall accumulations over parts of Southeastern Newfoundland today."
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Gusty northerly winds are expected to develop across much of Atlantic Canada with wind gusts up to 80 km/h expected over eastern Newfoundland.
"These winds will not technically be related to Cristobal but will be part of the combined area of low pressure," says the CHC.
It will be a similar situation with rainfall across the region with variable amounts expected.
"The highest total amounts will be over Southeastern Newfoundland where some areas could see locally up to 50 to 70 millimetres due to embedded downpours."
In addition to the rain and wind, moderate to heavy surf is likely along the southern coastlines of Newfoundland Saturday.
The airmass in the wake of this system will be distinctively cooler and fall-like, the CHC adds.