(ENDED) Freezing rain, wind and storm surge warnings issued

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**** Info via Environment Canada

Freezing rain warning in effect


Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Locations: Yarmouth county to Halifax and northern Nova Scotia.

Time span: this evening until near midnight.

Remarks: A mixture of snow and ice pellets is starting to changeover to freezing rain early this evening. The freezing rain will persist until midnight, when it is expected to transition to periods of drizzle as temperatures rise above zero.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur


Wind warning in effect


Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Maximum gusts: near 100 km/h.

Locations: most of mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: this evening and overnight.

Northeast winds gusting to 100 km/h will diminish this evening with the approach of the storm. Winds will strengthen overnight with gusts reaching 100 km/h from the southwest and persist into Sunday morning. Winds will gradually ease on Sunday as the storm moves northward.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.


Storm surge warning in effect


High Storm Surge levels and large waves are expected to impact the coast.

High surge combined with large waves will give flooding conditions early Sunday morning.

Locations: Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia.

Time span: between 4:00 and 8:00 a.m. AST Sunday morning.

First high tide: near 6:00 a.m AST

Remarks: An intense winter storm will give high water levels combined with large waves impacting the coast, giving flood conditions and some coastal erosion to areas exposed to the south.

Coastal flooding is possible along the shoreline. Coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions.

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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