The remnants of Hurricane Nicole bring heavy rain to southern Quebec and the Atlantic region


Waves crash high on the beach after Hurricane Nicole hits, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Fort Pierce, Florida. The remnants of Nicole are expected to bring heavy rains to much of Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec.Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press

The remnants of Hurricane Nicole bring heavy rain to much of southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada said Friday that Nicole would merge overnight with a cold front and move toward the Maritimes.

New Brunswick is expected to receive up to 70 millimeters of rain by this morning.

The agency says rain and wind will occur over the Maritimes, including Nova Scotia, where wind gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour are expected.

Up to 100 mm of rain is forecast for parts of southern Newfoundland, and wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour are forecast for the Wreckhouse region of the province.

The weather agency says the fall-like storm will hit Quebec starting Friday evening, bringing up to 100 mm of rain to the south of the province.

Snow is expected in parts of central and eastern Quebec, including Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Gaspésie and Côte-Nord. Newfoundland is also expected to see snowfall.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin says southern Quebec could also experience its first snowfall of the season overnight Sunday to Monday.

The agency says high water levels and wave activity will occur in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, affecting northeastern New Brunswick and the Gaspé region, and could cause minor flooding.

A storm surge warning is in effect along the eastern Gaspé Peninsula and the northern shore of Chaleur Bay.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.


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