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Dorian expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to Pictou County

Cindy Day shows Dorian's forecasted path.
Cindy Day shows Dorian's forecasted path. - contributed
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. —

Pictou County residents may wake up to sunny skies on Saturday, but if they think they’ll escape the effects of Dorian, they will most likely be wrong.

On Thursday, Dorian was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane as it sat off the coast of South Carolina and then weakened to a Category 2.
Saltwire meteorologist Cindy Day said in an interview Thursday afternoon, that the storm is expected to hit Nova Scotia Saturday as either a weak Category 1 hurricane or as a strong tropical storm.

The storm is expected to bring heavy winds and rain to most of the province. But as it weakens it will pick up speed.

“It will track through quickly and that’s a saving grace for us,” Day said.

It’s current trajectory should have it hitting Nova Scotia east of Halifax.

Pictou County will see heavy rain measuring up to 130 mm. Wind will be gusting at about 80 km/hr during the storm and then afterward as well.

“I think people will be surprised how windy it will be behind the storm,” Day said. “That’s true for Sunday morning."

With the storm still more than 1,000 km a way she said it’s important for people to continue to monitor for changes.

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