Saturday, October 12th 2019, 8:58 pm - Tropical-sourced moisture brings rain to Atlantic Canada
Tropical Storm Melissa became the thirteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season on Friday, developing out of a low pressure centre that stalled off the U.S. Mid-Atlantic earlier this week. While the storm itself won't make the trip to Atlantic Canada, the region won't entirely escape its impacts this weekend, as it funnels tropical moisture north. We look at what's in store for the Thanksgiving weekend, and where Melissa is expected to cause flooding, below.
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- Special weather statements for rain, gusty winds in place for some
- Tropical Storm Melissa moves out to sea through weekend
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WATCH BELOW: TRACKING MOISTURE ACROSS ATLANTIC CANADA
While Melissa swirls off the coast of New England, it's a secondary low forming farther north that's bringing rain to Atlantic Canada this weekend. Special weather statements are in effect for the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, with total rainfall amounts expected to reach 40 mm by the time the rain tapers early Sunday.
Rain will linger the longest in Newfoundland as the system lifts slowly northeastward through Sunday and the strong winds will ease by the afternoon.
As for Melissa, the storm will track away from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and New England through the weekend, gradually losing its subtropical characteristics by Sunday morning.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects the storm to bring tropical-storm-force winds for extreme areas of southeastern New England, including Cape Cod.