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Teddy to bring 'nasty couple of days' to Maritime region

Teddy likely won’t be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Maritimes, but the impact of the storm will be felt throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.

Up to 100 millimetres of rain forecast to fall over course of storm

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said once Hurricane Teddy tracks east of Bermuda, it will begin to move north and merge with a mid-level trough and later transition to a post-tropical storm over Atlantic Canadian waters. (Jay Scotland/CBC)

Teddy likely won't be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Maritimes, but the impact of the storm will be felt throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.

As of Monday morning, Teddy remained a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 km/h. It is expected to transition to a post-tropical storm over Atlantic Canadian waters. 

"It's going to be post-tropical when it gets here, but it's going to be a nasty couple of days as it pushes through," said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

Conditions in the Atlantic region will deteriorate starting Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain. On its current trajectory, Teddy is expected to make landfall in eastern Nova Scotia early Wednesday morning.

The following are the warnings issued for the Maritime provinces:

  • A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia.
  • A tropical cycle information statement remains in effect for all of N.S. and Prince Edward Island.
  • A wind warning is in effect for the Atlantic Coast of N.S. and western Cape Breton.
  • A storm surge warning is in effect for the Atlantic Coast of N.S., including waves of more than seven to nine metres and elevated water levels Tuesday to Wednesday.
  • A special weather statement is in effect for P.E.I. for waves of more than three to five metres and elevated water levels Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  • A special weather statement is in effect for Nova Scotia for potential heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge.

WATCH | CBC meteorologist provides Hurricane Teddy update for Maritimes:

"Today's calm weather is providing a great opportunity to ensure that loose objects around your home are safely secured or stored away," said CBC meterologist Jay Scotland.  

"Check that downspouts and storm drains are clear and make sure your emergency kit is fully stocked." 

Scotland stressed that the projected track, intensity and timing of the storm is still subject to change and urged the public to continue following updates.

P.E.I. forecast

For P.E.I., the rain is expected to start Tuesday morning, first in Kings County, then working its way west. It will be breezy, with gusts up to 50 km/h, and those winds will get stronger as the day goes on.

By afternoon, winds could reach 50 km/h with gusts up to 80 km/h.

The temperature will rise to 18 C and P.E.I. can expect 10 to 20 millimetres of rain Tuesday.

The track for Hurricane Teddy as of Monday morning. (CBC)

The storm will continue Tuesday night. There will likely be a brief easing of the wind as the centre of the storm passes, but another 20 to 30 millimetres of rain is expected overnight.

Wednesday will bring the strongest winds, blowing at 60 km/h with gusts of up to 90 km/h. Another 20 to 30 millimetres of rain is forecast to fall.

Storm surges can be expected on the North Shore and in parts of Kings County.

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With files from Island Morning and Jay Scotland

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