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Rain, thunderstorms expected in the Maritimes for Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 8:46 PM - A cold front that brought pockets of active weather to Ontario is expected to bring rain, strong gusts and isolated thunderstorms to the Maritimes on Wednesday.

Active weather is in the forecast for the Maritimes on Wednesday as a cold front moves into the region.

The system is expected to bring thunderstorms to parts of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec Tuesday evening before making its way to Atlantic Canada. 

Environment Canada had warned winds approaching 90 km/h and large hail could accompany heavy downpours in the evening for the Ottawa region.

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible for the Maritimes, especially around the Maine, New Brunswick boarder. 

"The Maritimes can expect a very humid air mass to move in for Wednesday afternoon," says Weather Network Meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Humidex values will rise early in the day before rain moves in."

Precipitation amounts in Newfoundland will vary, although southern parts of the province could see up to 50 mm of rain by Thursday morning. 

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