Weather diagram from Accuweather.com on the potential interaction between tropical storm Gabrielle and a cold front from Eastern Canada on Friday.
Gabrielle is expected to bring significant rainfall to Nova Scotia on Friday.
So far, Kings County has not been included in the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.
As Gabrielle begins to track northward today, its tropical moisture is expected to be drawn toward a frontal system currently over New Brunswick bringing heavy rain to the region which could reach the south shore of Nova Scotia by Friday morning.
The rain is expected to spread to the rest of the Atlantic coast and Eastern Nova Scotia by late in the day Friday.
While computer guidance is unanimous on showing this interaction, there are still some differences between the models regarding rainfall amounts and its location, states the release from the Canadian Hurricane Centre. It's likely that rainfall warnings will be required for some areas once the scenario becomes clearer.
AccuWeather.com suggests a cold front swinging through southern Quebec and the northeastern United States will move off the coast around the same time that Gabrielle is nearing Nova Scotia. This front could enhance Gabrielle slightly during this time as the system bears down on Atlantic Canada.
"The heaviest rainfall, likely 25-50 mm,, will run along and just west of the track up through eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland," said AccuWeather.com Canada Weather Specialist Brett Anderson,
"At this point, it looks like tropical storm-force winds could impact Cape Breton then the south coast of Newfoundland late Friday and Friday night."