Latest forecast has Hurricane Teddy on a course for Atlantic Canada

Katie Ramirez
September 24, 2020

The Avalon and Burin peninsulas will stay on the warmer side of the system, Day said, adding parts of Newfoundland can expect winds gusting to 60-80 kilometres per hour.

From Tuesday through Thursday, Teddy is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with isolated totals of 6 inches (150 mm) across sections of Atlantic Canada.

Hurricane Teddy may be swirling over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but its impact will be felt in New England this week.

As of late Monday afternoon, tropical storm warnings had been issued for much of Nova Scotia.

Hurricane-force wind warnings were in effect for the offshore waters south of Nova Scotia, and gale warnings were in effect for the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and the southwestern Grand Banks.

"With strong winds, there is certainly a tendency for lighter objects - and even heavier objects that you may not typically think can move - that will move around with the heavy winds that are being forecast", said Wayne MacDonald, the director of engineering and public works for CBRM.

However, Jeremy March, also with the CHC, said there is a good chance the storm could change direction and have slightly different effects.

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Large waves will approach later on Tuesday afternoon, so people along the coast should keep a close eye on the water during the evening hours and especially near high tide around midnight Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Storm-surge warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, from Shelburne County to Guysborough County.

For southwest Nova Scotia, including the site of a fishery dispute between Mi'kmaw and non-Indigenous lobster fishermen, Robichaud the main concern would be the potential of high waves.

Life-threatening high surf and rip currents will be very unsafe along the East Coast throughout this week.

"There definitely could be. significant coastal flooding", Robichaud said.

Meteorologists are continuing to track the path of Hurricane Teddy, which is expected to bring with it rain and a lot of wind to parts of Newfoundland and Labrador beginning on Tuesday.

Nova Scotia Power said it opened its emergency operations centre at noon on Sunday to prepare for possible power outages. Western Maine will only see afternoon and evening clouds from Teddy.

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