The latest update from the Canadian Hurricane Centre on Hurricane Leslie states the storm is expected to move very slowly and intensify gradually over the next three days.
Computer models indicate Leslie should eventually push through the large “Bermuda High” and accelerate toward eastern Canada with a range of track scenarios spanning Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Leslie is predicted to travel only 250 km over the next two days — basically a person’s average speed of walking. This, along with the fact the storm is still in its organizing stage, means much uncertainty in its predicted path and intensity.
The hurricane centre notes that if Leslie makes it to eastern Canada, it would not likely do so until early next week.
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 70 millimetres of rain for parts of the Annapolis Valley, northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton today and into Thursday.
The weather system, however, is not associated with Tropical Storm Leslie.
According to latest tracking information, Leslie could turn toward eastern Canada over the coming days with track scenarios from Maine to offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
If it does make it to this province, it won’t be until next week.
Environment Canada says Leslie is expected to move very slowly and intensify gradually over the next several days.