The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the tropical storm should reach Nova Scotia on Tuesday

A tropical storm that formed on the U.S. Gulf Coast earlier Saturday morning is expected to make its way toward the Maritimes next week.
Tropical Storm Claudette is currently bringing heavy rains and flooding to U.S. coastal states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
It’s expected to hit the Maritimes on Tuesday as the tail end of a tropical storm; it’ll then turn into a post-tropical storm on Wednesday as it reaches Cape Breton.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre tweeted that “no major impacts are expected in Canada.” However, the tropical storm could bring “rain and gusty winds” in parts of the Maritimes.
The @ECCC_CHC is monitoring the progress of tropical storm Claudette along the Louisiana Gulf Coast this morning. Although no major impacts are expected in Canada, Claudette could produce rain and gusty winds in parts of the Maritimes late Tuesday.
— ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre (@ECCC_CHC) June 19, 2021
According to Environment Canada’s hurricane tracking graph, Tropical Storm Claudette should bring wind gusts of around 65 km/h to Nova Scotia.
As of Saturday morning, roughly 22,000 people between Louisiana and Florida have lost electricity.
The tropical storm is dumping heavy rain along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and there’s a risk of flash floods and tornados to some states.
At 7 a.m. on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that the storm was around 30 miles (48 kilometres) north of New Orleans with sustained winds of 45 mi/h (72 km/h).
The storm is expected to turn into a tropical depression on Sunday as it moves inland toward Alabama.
However, it’s expected to pick up as a post-tropical storm into Monday when it crosses Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina’s east coast.
Then, it’ll grow into tropical storm on Tuesday as it moves up the Gulf of Maine toward the southwestern part of Nova Scotia.