Heavy rainfall warning (Posted 6am Mar 7)

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Rain, heavy at times is expected. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall.

Locations: most of Nova Scotia.

Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm, with locally higher amounts possible.

Time span: ending from west to east by this evening.

Remarks: Rain will transition through freezing rain, ice pellets, and snow by this evening before precipitation tapers off tonight.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Keep children and pets away from creeks and river banks.

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.

Via Environment Canada

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