Storm Heading For Maritimes

Jul 5, 2014

Arthur has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a posttropical storm as southwestern Nova Scotia begins to feel its effects this morning.

 The Canadian Hurricane Centre says wind gusts of 90 to 100kilometres per hour are being reported in the Yarmouth area.

 A tropical storm warning is in effect for all of Nova Scotia andP-E-I, as well as eastern and southern New Brunswick, which areexpecting 100- to- 150 millimetres of rain -- enough to cause localized flooding.

 As the storm continues to track in a northeast direction, Hattsays the blustery, wet conditions will last about 12 to 18 hours inany given location.