Hurricane Watch : Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County
After pounding the Carolinas Dorian is heading out to sea and rushing towards the Maritimes.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre says a Hurricane watch is now in effect for
most of the province along with wind and rainfall warnings. The most likely
track projection would bring the Centre of the storm over the Eastern Shore
of Nova Scotia late tomorrow. The forecast calls for high winds and heavy
rain to have major impacts for all of Nova Scotia and PEI and southeastern
New Brunswick as well as Newfoundland and Labrador.
The heaviest rains will be near and to the left of Dorian’s track in the
50-100mm range with local amounts of 150 possible just to the left of the eye
possible. That’ll mean flash flooding and road washouts, especially with the
ground saturated with the rains from Erin last week. The strongest winds will be near and to the
right of the track in the 120kph range…especially for Cape Breton. And there will be
dangerous surf along the atlantic coast so stay well back from the water.