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Special weather statement has been issued via Environment Canada

Significant rainfall, wind and possible storm surge expected Sunday night and into Monday.

Total rainfall: possibly exceeding 20 mm especially along the Atlantic Coast.

Locations: Nova Scotia.

Time span: Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Remarks: Rain and strong southeasterly winds will develop Sunday evening over the western part of Nova Scotia and will spread eastward reaching Cape Breton after midnight. The rain will be proceeded by a brief period of snow or ice pellets with a risk of freezing rain in the north and east. Total rainfall amounts will likely approach and exceed rainfall warning criteria (25 mm in 24 hours) over some areas. Also, southeast winds are currently forecast to gust to 80 km/h. Wind and rainfall warnings are possible for some counties.

In addition, higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf is expected at high tide Monday morning along the Atlantic Coast from Yarmouth to Canso.

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.

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