Heavy rain will continue this afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Ida near Canada’s Atlantic coast.
Rainfall warnings remain in place for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as parts of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.
RAINFALL WARNING for all of <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PEI?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#PEI</a> for 40-60+ mm. Heavy rain continues this aft/eve, tapering off to showers overnight. Local amounts may top 80 mm under heaviest bands or thunderstorms. 30-60+ km/h easterly winds tonight then 50-80+ km/h west to northwest gusts on Friday. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/pestorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#pestorm</a> <a href=”https://t.co/q7S267xSgD”>pic.twitter.com/q7S267xSgD</a>
There have been some power outages across the region.
Environment Canada says it expects a total rainfall of 40 to 60 millimetres throughout most of P.E.I. and Nova Scotia. Some locations in Nova Scotia could reach 100 millimetres.
Updated rainfall totals, peak gusts & radar as of 2pm.<br>Brier Island, NS: 121 mm<br>Grand Manan, NB: 94 mm<br>Saint John, NB: 77 mm<br>Mechanic Settlement, NB: 62 mm<br>Kejimkujik, NS: 60 mm<br>Kentville, NS: 53 mm<br>Nappan, NS: 45 mm<br>Greenwood, NS: 40 mm<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nsstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nsstorm</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nbstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nbstorm</a> <a href=”https://t.co/xa4uQP0Qun”>pic.twitter.com/xa4uQP0Qun</a>
As per Dr. Sills thread, Nova Scotia is looking at a “non-zero tornado risk today”… meaning a tornado can’t be ruled out in this environment. <br>Stay tuned any potential updates this afternoon.<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nsstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nsstorm</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nswx?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nswx</a> <a href=”https://t.co/yt5H0OY4Gk”>https://t.co/yt5H0OY4Gk</a>
As of 2 p.m. AT, total rainfall in Nova Scotia rose to as high as 121 millimetres in Brier Island, according to CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon. Wind gusts for the province peaked at 85 km/h in Lunenburg.
Snoddon said there was also a slight possibility tornadoes could form.
Environment Canada said rain will gradually taper to showers on Thursday night. Scattered showers will persist in P.E.I. and northern Nova Scotia through Friday.
In P.E.I., wind gusts could reach 80 km/h.
There were some power outages across the region. (Brian Higgins/CBC)
In southeastern New Brunswick, rainfall is expected to range from 40 to 70 millimetres. Western and southwestern Newfoundland can expect 30 to 60 millimetres, with the heaviest rains occurring Thursday night.
Heavy downpours could cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Visibility could also be an issue for drivers in the heaviest rain.
Source From CBC News