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Rainfall warning in effect via Environment Canada

Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected.

Total rainfall: 30 to 40 mm.

Locations: southwest and south-central areas of Mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

Remarks: Rain, at times heavy, will begin Saturday evening and be accompanied by strong southeast winds. The heaviest rain is expected later in the evening and into the overnight hours before tapering to scattered showers Sunday morning.
If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Maximum wind gusts: southeasterlies up to 90 km/h, except up to 100 km/h for Cape Breton Island

Locations: The Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia for Halifax and east, And Cape Breton Island

Time span: Overnight into Sunday morning.

Remarks: An intensifying low pressure system approaching from New England will give increasingly strong southeasterly winds tonight into Sunday, which will reach storm force.

There is also a Les Suetes wind warning in effect for Cape Breton Island from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence, as well as rainfall warnings for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and much of Cape Breton Island.

Gusty winds can damage soft shelters, tents and awnings at outdoor events. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

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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