Rainfall warnings are in effect for all of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, according to Environment Canada.
As of Friday morning, New Brunswick’s warnings only covered the southern and central regionsbut are now in place for the entire province.
Tropical cyclone statements remain in place for all of the Maritimes with special weather statements in effect for parts of New Brunswick.
Special weather statements for New Brunswick’s east coast call for “above normal water levels and minor coastal flooding” from afternoon high tide until evening.
There are also special weather reports for northwestern New Brunswick, particularly the western half of Restigouche County as well as Edmundston and Madawaska County. It says snowfall of 15 to 20 centimeters is expected from Sunday evening to Monday afternoon.
Rainfall warnings for New Brunswick indicate that 50 to 70 millimeters of rain are expected for the central and southern parts of the province and 30 to 50 millimeters for northern regions. The rain will turn into showers for Saturday evening, says Environment Canada.
For all three counties in PEI, 40 to 60 millimeters of rain are expected, with the rain turning to drizzle by Saturday evening.
Environment Canada’s warnings for Nova Scotia also call for 40 to 60 millimeters of rain.
Tropical cyclone statements for the Maritimes were last updated Friday at 5:30 p.m. without further planning, indicating that Tropical Depression Nicole is still not expected to bring winds of concern, except possibly to the Acadian Peninsula. and the Gaspé region in Quebec.
Power outages in the Maritimes primarily affect Nova Scotia, 12,839 customers without electricityaccording to the Nova Scotia Power website at 10:15 a.m.
The majority of outages are in Halifax with 9,309 affected customers and Baddeck with 2,733.
New Brunswick has 199 customers without power according to the NB Power website, including 118 in the Kennebecasis Valley. PEI has only eight customers without power.