Car windshield wipers in the rain

Cars should watch out for hydroplaning due to steady rainfall. (iStock)

Drivers in the Atlantic provinces faced pooling water after heavy rainfall through the day Tuesday.

The bad weather was expected to ease in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia Tuesday after midnight, said CBC meteorlogist Kalin Mitchell. 

“Until then localized flooding, hydroplaning conditions, and poor visibility should be watched for,” said Mitchell.

Some preliminary local rainfall amounts are being reported in the range of 30 mm around parts of the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia and along the Bay of Fundy coastline in New Brunswick.

There were reports of cars stalled in deep water in Charlottetown, as well as localized flooding in Moncton.

"The rain was accompanied by strong southerly winds with the peak gusts in the Maritimes today being Grand Etang, N.S. 118 km/h, Mechanic Settlement, N.B. 72 km/h, and North Cape, P.E.I. 72 km/h.,” said Mitchell.