CORNER BROOK — Western Newfoundland should brace for heavy rains Tuesday, that could see 150 millimetres of precipitation, said Chris Fogarty.
Tropical storm Leslie is on track to merge with a front, that could cause concern of flooding said Fogarty, with the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, N.S.
The system is likely to unfold overnight tonight and is expected to last 18 hours.
“(Rainfall) is getting into the uncomfortably high amounts,” Fogarty said. “Just like we see with other stroms in the past, those sorts of rainfall amounts will definitely have the potential to cause some flooding issues.”
Fogarty suggests the rainfall poses a risk for property damage and asks people to act accordingly.
Winds are likely to reach 100 km/h, but are not expected to be any more severe than an average autumn storm.
As of Sunday, Leslie was off the coast of Bermuda, and moving at 17 km/h towards the Newfoundland and Labrador
“(Leslie) is tropical storm status now,” Fogarty said. “But with all the cloud and rain it’s producing it might as well be a fairly strong hurricane.”
Eastern Nova Scotia, specifically Cape Breton Island, is also expected to be hit hard by the system, while the province’s east coast is likely to see mostly high winds from the tropical storm, said Fogarty.