Wind, rain ramp up as Teddy approaches

Rain is falling and winds are ramping up in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and southeast New Brunswick as Teddy, expected to be a post-tropical storm when it makes landfall in the Maritimes, approaches the region.

Several dozen Maritime Electric customers without power as of Tuesday evening

Rain is falling and winds are ramping up in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and southeast New Brunswick as Teddy approaches the region. 

As of 9:10 p.m. AT, P.E.I. electric utility Maritime Electric was reporting just over two dozen customers without power.

The strongest winds are expected on P.E.I. late Wednesday morning and into the afternoon, said CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland.

More heavy rain can be expected Wednesday morning with strong north to northwesterly winds from 50-90 km/h possible into the afternoon. Locally, higher gusts are possible for more exposed coastal areas.

This second round of strong winds also occurs around high tide in the early afternoon, which increases the risk for coastal flooding and erosion, particularly along the North Shore.

The Island could get up to 100 millimetres by the time the storm passes but likely between 40 to 80, Scotland said.

"Despite not making landfall until early Wednesday, Teddy is a massive storm and conditions in our region will continue to deteriorate [Tuesday] well ahead of it," he said.

"My main areas of concern for P.E.I. are potential outages, local flooding from heavy rain and coastal flooding/erosion due to elevated water levels and high waves, particularly at high tide."

Teddy's forecast track as of 3 p.m. AT on Tuesday. (Canadian Hurricane Centre)
  • See a full list of cancellations on Storm Centre.
  • Islanders can call in cancellations to 1-877-236-9350.
(Ryan Snodden/CBC)

Northumberland Ferries has cancelled all sailings Tuesday. A wind advisory on Confederation Bridge, linking P.E.I. and New Brunswick, warns of possible traffic restrictions from now until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A lull in the wind and rain is expected Tuesday night, before resuming Wednesday, when it will roll around from the northwest. The storm will begin to subside late in the day with clearing skies on Thursday.


More from CBC P.E.I.

With files from Jay Scotland and Island Morning


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