Rainfall Warning Update (Posted 5pm Nov 18)

Via Environment Canada:

The weather report indicates a heavy rainfall event in Nova Scotia. The rain, which is already affecting mainland Nova Scotia, will spread eastward, reaching Cape Breton by the evening.

The heaviest rain is expected late this afternoon and evening, with rainfall rates reaching 10 to 15 millimeters per hour. The total rainfall could be between 50 to 70 millimeters, but some areas might see up to 100 millimeters.

Additionally, there’s a risk of higher water levels near the Atlantic coast in eastern Nova Scotia around high tide late tonight. This could lead to hazardous driving conditions, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding, especially in areas with poor drainage. There’s also a potential for flash floods and washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.

Residents are advised to monitor weather alerts and forecasts from Environment Canada and report severe weather incidents.

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