Severe thunderstorm watch in effect (Afternoon Sep 14 2023)

Envornment Canada release:

12:49 PM ADT Thursday 14 September 2023

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain.

Potential rainfall rates: 25 mm per hour or higher.

Locations: Majority of mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: this afternoon.

Remarks: A cluster of thunderstorms moving across the province could produce a short period of localized downpours over some areas.

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

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

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