Florence remnants could bring up to 90 mm to parts of N.S.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 8:49 PM - After swiping through much of eastern North America, the remnants from what was once Hurricane Florence will continue to bring heavy rain to parts of the Maritimes.
While the storm's impacts on the region will be minor when compared to the devastating flooding being experienced across the U.S. Southeast, Environment Canada issued warnings for extreme southwestern Nova Scotia.
More on the timing and huge temperature drop to follow, below.
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- Remnants of Florence and a system descending from Labrador will bring widespread rain to Atlantic Canada through Wednesday
- Heaviest rain will fall for extreme southwestern Nova Scotia
- Temperatures will fall drastically in behind this system for Wednesday and Thursday
"There are actually two systems that are converging across Atlantic Canada," says Weather Network meteorologist Chris Murphy. "The first will bring a cold rain across Newfoundland through Wednesday and the second is the remnants of Florence that will skirt southern areas of Nova Scotia and could potentially put down heavy amounts of rain."
According to Environment Canada, 50 to 90 mm can be expected in southwestern Nova Scotia.
"Lesser amounts of 20 to 45 can be expected for northern sections," says the weather agency. "Precipitation will taper to scattered showers or drizzle overnight tonight."
EC also warns that this heavy dose of rain could cause localized flooding in low-lying areas.
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As the remnants move out of Nova Scotia, a northerly flow will drop temperatures to the teens. In addition, some sea-effect showers are expected for P.E.I., Nova Scotia and eastern New Brunswick.
"A much cooler pattern dominates through the weekend and next week with a widespread frost threat likely," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
As of Tuesday night, a frost advisory remains in effect for most of central and northern Newfoundland.