Arthur to make landfall in Nova Scotia, prompts warnings throughout Maritimes

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HALIFAX - Forecasters say hurricane Arthur will likely make landfall in southwestern Nova Scotia on Saturday morning as a strong post-tropical storm.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says tropical storm watches are in effect for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as southern and eastern New Brunswick.

The centre says a trough of low pressure will be moving eastward from New England and will guide the storm, which was near the North Carolina coast early Friday, towards Atlantic Canada.

Arthur will hit southwestern Nova Scotia and track across the province toward the southern Gulf of Saint Lawrence by late Saturday night.

Wind warnings have already been issued for parts of southwestern Nova Scotia, where winds will gust up to 100 kilometres an hour.

New Brunswick is expected to get the most rain, with more than 100 millimetres expected in some areas.

Organizations: Canadian Hurricane Centre

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Maritimes, New Brunswick Prince Edward Island New England North Carolina Atlantic Canada Southern Gulf Saint Lawrence

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