Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 9:08 pm - Atlantic Canada bracing for a potent nor'easter with special weather statements and wind warnings in effect
Atlantic Canada is in the sights of a strong system whose impacts will start making themselves felt on Thursday. The storm is affecting the northeastern U.S. as a nor'easter, but though it will be past its peak strength once it reaches Canada's east coast, it will still be packing very strong winds and heavy downpours. More details on timing and effects, and how well conditions will recover into next week, below.
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- Nor'easter targets Atlantic Canada; heavy rain, strong winds expected to arrive on Thursday
- Power outages possible with this storm, wind gusts possibly reaching 100 km/h
- Temperatures hovering around seasonal
- Stay on top of ALERTS in your area
WATCH BELOW: FOCUS ON ATLANTIC CANADA AS NOR'EASTER MOVES IN THURSDAY
This storm, which hadn't yet reached 'weather bomb' status by dropping 24 millibars in pressure in 24 hours as of Wednesday evening, is expected to be powerful, but down from its peak by the time its outer bands begin impacting the Maritime provinces.
By early Thursday morning, the first few raindrops will begin to fall, gradually spreading across the whole of the Maritimes by the afternoon, with the heaviest rain expected for coastal areas of Nova Scotia. Across the Gulf, Newfoundland will see the rain later Thursday through to Friday.