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Heavy rain, strong winds possible in Atlantic Canada as Claudette nears

Sunday, June 20th 2021, 8:18 pm - The system could re-strengthen into a tropical storm when it tracks over the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and has since killed at least 12 people in the southeastern United States. Drenching rains, flash floods, and tornadoes have caused significant damage across northern Alabama and Georgia.

Claudette weakened to a tropical depression and will track through North Carolina on Monday. The tropical depression will then move through the western Atlantic Ocean and “pass near or just south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday,” according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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“Claudette is forecast to become a tropical storm again late [Sunday] or early Monday over eastern North Carolina. Some additional strengthening is possible over the western Atlantic Ocean through early Tuesday,” the NHC says.

SEE ALSO: National Hurricane Center predicts above-average hurricane season in 2021

The system is expected to be a post-tropical storm by Tuesday and will likely avoid making a direct hit on Atlantic Canada. However, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will enhance rainfall totals for the Maritimes and Newfoundland on Tuesday.

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Environment Canada has issued a tropical cyclone information statement for many coastal regions of Nova Scotia, including Halifax.

The statement says that Nova Scotia and Newfoundland could see heavy downpours on Tuesday and warns that gale-force winds will likely occur over southern Canadian waters. The strongest winds associated with the low will remain offshore, however, gusts between 40-60 km/h can be expected during this time frame.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates.

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