Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, 9:57 am - Claudette has lost its tropical characteristics, with lingering moisture moving across Atlantic Canada through Wednesday.
Claudette made landfall as a tropical storm in Louisiana on Saturday and has since killed at least 13 people in the southeastern United States. Drenching rains, flash floods, and tornadoes have caused significant damage across northern Alabama and Georgia.
Claudette weakened on Sunday, only to pick up steam and restrengthen into a tropical storm early Monday over eastern North Carolina. By early Tuesday, it had lost its tropical characteristics and dissipated as it continues to track northeastward.
NO MAJOR IMPACT ACROSS ATLANTIC CANADA
Environment Canada issued its last tropical cyclone information statement for Nova Scotia early Tuesday, with no major impacts from Claudette expected for much of Atlantic Canada.
The lingering moisture associated with Claudette remains fairly scattered as it continues to get swept up by an upper level disturbance within the atmosphere.
"This moisture will stream up into the Atlantic provinces throughout the day, bringing scattered showers to the Maritimes through the afternoon hours, and eventually portions of Newfoundland later this evening," says Jessie Uppal, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
There will again be the threat for thunderstorms on Tuesday as well, with a few possibly reaching severe criteria in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Heavy showers at times may produce significant amounts of rain in a very short period of time over some areas. Parts of New Brunswick may see 15-40 mm of rain, southwestern sections of Newfoundland may get between 15-30 mm and southern Nova Scotia could receive 10-20 mm of rain through Wednesday.
"Flooding will not be an issue as we are not expecting a soaking rain out of this system," Uppal adds.
The strongest winds associated with the low will remain offshore, with gusts between 40-60 km/h expected over parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. These winds are not expected to approach warning criteria of 90 km/h.
As well, heat warnings have been issued for central and northeastern Newfoundland. Temperatures are expected to climb through Tuesday, as a period of very warm and humid weather is expected to persist into Wednesday. Daytime highs will approach, reach or exceed the 30-degree mark, feeling warmer with the humidity.
Fair and warm weather looks to dominate the region late week and into the weekend as well.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates.