Tropical storm Gabrielle heading to N.S., N.L.
Heavy rain, wind forecasted to hit Friday and Saturday
A tropical storm that has reformed near Bermuda is on track to hit Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Friday.
Tropical storm Gabrielle reformed Monday night. It’s expected to hit Bermuda Tuesday before heading north towards the provinces.
CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said the storm could bring a lot of rain by the time it reaches Nova Scotia.
"The combination of Gabrielle — whether its still tropical or post tropical — with a passing cold front, has the potential to bring in some very heavy rain and strong winds to Nova Scotia, in particularly on Friday," said CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell.
The storm could be classified as a post-tropical storm when it makes land, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. The forecast shows the wind strength could be 85 km/h at that time.
"Another system moving into Atlantic Canada will help to pull Gabrielle north," said CBC Meteorologist Ryan Snoddon. "Overall, the Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday setup is looking very wet for parts of N.L. with a southerly pump of tropical moisture moving in, and Gabrielle included in the mix."
The Canadian Hurricane Centre said it is still too early to say how much rain will fall on Nova Scotia.
Wednesday marks the one year anniversary since significant rainfall pummelled parts of central Nova Scotia, causing significant flooding and rivers to overflow in the Truro area.