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Special weather statement in effect via Environment Canada

Windy conditions for today and Saturday.

Maximum wind gusts: 70 to 80 km/h with higher wind gusts possible over exposed areas.

Location: all of Nova Scotia.

Time span: today through Saturday evening.

Remarks: In addition to gusty winds, which may cause power outages, rain is also in store for today and Saturday for most of the province. Heavy rain is expected for southwestern Nova Scotia and parts of Cumberland County. As a result, rainfall warnings are in effect for those areas.

Later on Saturday, rain is likely to switch to snow for some areas as the temperatures drop. Locally snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected, especially over higher terrain. Conditions will improve Saturday night.

In addition, higher than normal water levels are expected from Lunenburg east to Sheet Harbour near 4 am AST on Saturday. Wave heights of up to 6 metres are expected along the Atlantic coast beginning early Saturday and persisting most of the day. Coastal flooding is not expected at this time.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

More information: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

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