Tropical Storm, Wind and Rainfall Warnings for New Brunswick

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Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia today and it will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of New Brunswick

Environment Canada has issued Tropical Storm Warnings and Wind Warnings for Fundy National Park and Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

In these areas, forecasters are calling for wind gusts of up to 90 km/h developing late this morning and into the afternoon and then gusts of 120 km/h this afternoon and tonight.

These winds are strong enough to bring down tree branches and utility lines, and Environment Canada cautions against going near the shore as the combination of surge and large waves could result in dangerous rip currents and the risk of being pulled out to sea.

Rainfall warnings are in place for the following areas:
- Acadian Peninsula
- Bathurst and Chaleur Region
- Fredericton and Southern York County
- Fundy National Park
- Grand Lake and Queens County
- Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
- Kent County
- Kouchibouguac National Park
- Miramichi and area
- Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
- Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
- Oromocto and Sunbury County
- Saint John and County
- St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
- Stanley-Doaktown-Blackville Area
- Sussex-Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County

Forecasters say rain will begin this morning and we will see 50 to 100 mm before it ends overnight or Sunday morning with the heaviest rainfalls expected over southeastern New Brunswick.

Hurricane Dorian will make landfall in Nova Scotia as a strong Category One Hurricane.