**** Info via the NS Weather Service
Image via Canadian Hurricane Centre
TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Depression Two has officially formed 165 km east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds are 55 km/h and the system is moving in a northeast direction at 33 km/h as of 12 p.m.
The National Hurricane Center expects this to strengthen and become a tropical storm tonight and say it may continue to strengthen on Tuesday. It’s expected the system will weaken Tuesday night and then dissipate on Wednesday.
The NHC track and most weather models have this system passing south of Nova Scotia and staying offshore, weakening as it does so. As I mentioned in my earlier post it’s expected this won’t have a major impact on our weather. Other weather systems in the region may draw in some moisture from the system. The strongest winds associated with the system will remain offshore so that won’t be a major concern. There could be some higher than normal waves along the Atlantic Coastline later Tuesday into Wednesday.