**** Info via Environment Canada
Hurricane watch in effect
There is a possibility that Hurricane Fiona could bring near-hurricane conditions.
This watch is in effect for Saturday. Some areas under this watch may be upgraded to a hurricane warning tonight at which point we will begin to forecast specific wind speeds.
For the Halifax area in particular, hurricane conditions (inland gusts to 120 km/h) may not occur but we will have a better idea tonight.
A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible over parts of the region within 36 hours. Hurricane conditions include (A) sustained winds near 120 km/h or more, and/or (B) significantly elevated water levels and dangerous surf along the coast.
By nature, a hurricane also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall – consult your local area forecast for possible rainfall warnings.
Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Reports of storm conditions and impacts can be emailed directly to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or by tweeting reports by province using #NSStorm, #NBStorm, #PEStorm, #NLwx, #QCStorm or #ONStorm