A tropical cyclone alert has been released by Environment Canada for Eastern Canada advising people to take caution of the approaching Hurricane Jose.

New tracking data shows Hurricane Jose moving north towards Nova Scotia along the east coast of the United States. Though minimal land impacts are expected, the storm, which is generating 140-km-per-hour winds, is likely to cause persistent rain, cloud cover and rough seas to the southern coastal regions of Nova Scotia, which includes Yarmouth and Shelburne:

"Due to the slow motion of this storm there remains much doubt as to whether it will impact our weather directly. At the very least there will be prsistent moisture and cloud cover over Nova Scotia as well as rough surf along the Atlantic coast throughout the week as the hurricane crawls along," says Environment Canada.

Other analyses by Environment Canada of Hurricane Jose's possible effect on the Maritimes (as of 10:00 am EST) include the following:

a. Wind.

So far it looks like just light to moderate southeasterly winds for Nova Scotia throughout most of the week. This flow pattern will keep skies mostly cloudy with some drizzle and fog being the main theme especially along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia.

b. Rainfall.

Some showers from the outer fringes of Jose may reach Nova Scotia toward the middle of the week.

c. Surge/Waves.

Increasingly rough surf conditions can be expected along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia From Tuesday onward. 

3. Marine weather impacts and warnings summary.

Gale force east to southeast winds are expected for the southwestern portion of the Maritimes marine district Wednesday and Thursday. 

While the storm is predicted to weaken as the week progresses, the system is still large and powerful and could intensify the aforementioned effects in the Maritimes.

Stay tuned on this post for future updates on Hurricane Jose's effect on Eastern Canada.

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