HALIFAX - The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the likelihood of tropical storm Leslie’s centre making landfall in Newfoundland is quite high.
But Chris Fogarty, the centre's manager, says it's difficult to predict where the storm will land because its circulation is about 800 kilometres in diameter.
Fogarty says the storm's effects will be far-reaching and winds could gust up to 100 km/h when it hits on Tuesday.
He says Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland could see 100 to 150 millimetres of rain over about 36 hours.
The centre says the small Category 2 hurricane Michael will likely be pushed northward out of the area by Leslie.
Fogarty says Leslie is expected to reach hurricane status sometime today or Monday, but he could not say if it will maintain that status for its arrival in Atlantic Canada.