Heavy rain for Atlantic Canada, risk of storms for Maritimes
Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:52 AM - Rainfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect for much of Newfoundland as an approaching cold front is expected to bring significant rainfall accumulations and strong southwesterly winds to the region.
"Rain will develop ahead of an approaching cold front near noon and become heavy at times this evening. The rain will then taper off to light rain showers on Tuesday morning," Environment Canada says of western Newfoundland.
Meanwhile, in the Maritimes, rain began moving into northwestern New Brunswick Sunday evening, and is set to spread southward into Nova Scotia and P.E.I. through Monday.
Central and northern New Brunswick could pick up 30 mm, with 30-40 mm for western Newfoundland, with locally higher amounts near 60 mm over higher terrain.
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The bulk of the rainfall is expected Monday night in Newfoundland before tapering off Tuesday morning, according to Environment Canada.
There is a risk of non-severe thunderstorms along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, as elevated energy interacts with the shoreline.
Gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast, with the strongest winds likely in the afternoon before diminishing Monday night.
Warmer weather is expected Monday ahead of the next cold front, "which will bring a period of rain followed by colder weather mid to late week," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.