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Rainfall warning in effect

Heavy rain is expected.

Total rainfall: 50 to 100 mm except 100 to 150 mm possible for Halifax County – East of Porters Lake.

Location: most of mainland Nova Scotia

Time span: beginning Monday morning and continuing into mid week.

Remarks: An intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest tonight and slowly cross the province on Monday before stalling over eastern Nova Scotia Tuesday night. Heavy rain associated with this system will begin Monday morning in southwestern Nova Scotia and spread to the eastern parts of the province by Monday night. Total rainfall will be heaviest in eastern Nova Scotia where amounts of 100 to 150 mm are possible by Tuesday afternoon.

The rain is likely to taper off in western areas on Tuesday, but periods of rain could linger over eastern Nova Scotia into the latter part of the week giving further rainfall accumulations.

Strong gusting southeasterly winds are also expected ahead of the low beginning on Monday. Generally, these winds are expected to gust between 60 and 80 km/h, but parts of the Atlantic coast from Lunenburg County and eastward could see gusts as high at 100 km/h, and a wind warning may be issued with future updates.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.






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