Rainfall warning issued (Posted Nov 17 4:15pm)


Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: 50 to 70 mm, with locally up to 100 mm possible. Location: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: beginning Saturday, ending Saturday night. Remarks: Heavy rain will spread from west to east across Nova Scotia as a low pressure system approaches.

The heaviest rainfall rates are expected later in the afternoon and into the evening as the center of low pressure tracks across the province Saturday night. In addition, there is the possibility of elevated water levels near high tide late Saturday night or early Sunday morning for Atlantic coastal communities in eastern Nova Scotia.

Similar storms in the past have caused hazardous driving conditions from water pooling on roadways and localized flooding, especially in poor drainage areas.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible 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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