Thousands of homes are without electricity while Leenow a strong post-tropical storm, begins to leave the Maritimes passing through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, continuing its trajectory towards the open Atlantic Ocean.
Environment Canada indicates that Lee will leave western Prince Edward Island on Sunday morning and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence, passing west of the Magdalen Islands mid-morning and reaching northern Newfoundland in the evening.
The weather agency says conditions are starting to improve in many areas of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick, but the region will continue to experience rain, strong winds and high waves along from the Atlantic coast throughout the day.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Kings County, Prince Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands and Antigonish County, Cape Breton Island, Guysborough County and Halifax County, east of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia. However, these advisories have ended for Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Pictou County and Halifax Metro-Halifax County West, Nova Scotia.
While Lee continues to weaken, conditions in most areas to the south and east of the storm are expected to improve throughout the morning.
Most of New Brunswick, Gaspésie and Anticosti Island continue to receive heavy rains, which will move to the Lower North Shore of Quebec today. More than 100 millimeters of rain were reported on Grand Manan Island and in Gaspésie.
Gusts of 90 kilometers per hour are still being reported along the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, but strong winds are expected to diminish significantly by midday Sunday.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. ADT, Nova Scotia Power reported outages affecting more than 105,000 customers, more than 12,600 NB Power customers were in the dark and 403 Maritime Electric customers were without power on the Island. of Prince Edward. Hydro-Québec reported no outages in the sectors affected by the consequences of the post-tropical storm Lee.
According to the latest update from Environment Canada, the storm moved northwest about 23 kilometers northwest of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, 30 kilometers to the hour with maximum sustained winds of 83 kilometers per hour.