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Tropical storm Claudette expected to bring heavy rain to Atlantic Canada

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HALIFAX — Tropical storm Claudette is headed for Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada says the storm is expected to dump heavy rain on parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Claudette was just off the coast of Virginia, heading northeast at 41 kilometres per hour.

The low-pressure weather system was producing maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h but is expected to diminish in strength by the time it reaches Canadian waters.

Periods of heavy rainfall are expected in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, though the forecast remains somewhat uncertain.

Localized flooding is possible in vulnerable areas, though the storm is not expected to produce much of a storm surge. Winds will approach gale force over the offshore waters of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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