Rainfall warnings have been issued for sections of central and eastern Nova Scotia as Tropical Storm Gabrielle marches northward.
A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Shelburne County as Tropical Storm Gabrielle was passing through.
Environment Canada reported that Gabrielle was still south of the Maritimes around 9 a.m. and was moving north-northeastward. The storm was accelerating as it merged with a cold front approaching from the west. Heavy rainfall from this merging frontal feature was already affecting Nova Scotia this morning. There were torrential downpours at times already in Shelburne County. That rain will spread across the province and into PEI today. While Gabrielle is again a tropical depression, this slight change in intensity will have negligible change on its effects on Atlantic Canada.
The storm centre itself is also not likely to have much of a direct impact on the region since most of its energy will transfer to the cold front. What is left of Gabrielle's wind will likely clip Eastern Nova Scotia tonight. The original storm centre will likely be completely merged with the front by the time it reaches Western Newfoundland by early Saturday.
Local rainfall amounts of up to 70 millimetres are possible in central areas of the province. There is a slight risk of 100 millimetres within the swath which could give localized flooding. Note that a change in track or timing of the interaction of the forementioned front with Gabrielle could shift these maximum rainfall areas to other regions.