Environment Canada Confirms Tropical Storm Leslie Will Hit Parts Of Canada Tonight
Pounding waves and damaging winds are expected to hit the East Coast tonight.
Residents are being warned to use caution as Tropical Storm Leslie is expected to be felt in parts of Canada. Newfoundlanders are being told to stay away from shorelines as massive waves are anticipated.
Leslie is currently 450 miles northeast of Bermuda and packing winds of 65 mph. However, her effects are being felt in Florida with dangerous rip currents and they'll be felt in NL tonight.
Environment Canada says pounding waves which could reach up to five or six metres in height are expected along the southeast and southwest coast of the province.
Special weather statements are in effect for Avalon Peninsula Southeast and Southwest, Burgeo-Ramea, and Purin Peninsula. The large waves will hit Friday night and continue into Saturday.
Since the tide is high right now, Environment Canada is not expecting any damage by the waves, however, spectators are advised to keep a safe distance between themselves and the shoreline.
Wind warnings are also in effect for these Newfoundland communities: Hopedale, Nain, Postville-Makkovik as well as Rigolet. The areas could see damaging gusts between 100 and 120 km/h.