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The track of Philippe as of 9 a.m. Friday, October 6th, 2023 (ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre)

Philippe will bring wind and rain to N.S., but not as strong as Lee

By Steve MacArthur Oct 6, 2023 | 12:45 PM

Philippe is expected to bring some wind and rain to our region over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

It’s expected to start late afternoon on Saturday in western Nova Scotia, but it will not be as strong as Lee was felt a few weeks ago.

The system has pushed further offshore in the last 24 hours and the track now shows Quebec will likely see the worst.

The forecast is calling for wind gusts in the 70 to 80 km/h range on Saturday into Sunday morning.

Rainfall totals will be in the 30 mm, but we could see some heavy downpours.

Environment Canada meteorologist Ian Hubbard says the track is west of us.

“The centre of the storm is probably going to make landfall somewhere along the coast of Maine, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the water yet,” said Hubbard.

Tropical Storm watches or warnings will not be issued by Environment Canada.

With files from Kevin Northup