Special weather statement: 50mm of rain expected (Posted Aug 24 2023)

Environment Canada release:

5:03 PM ADT Thursday 24 August 2023
Periods of heavy rain expected beginning Friday evening.

Total rainfall: possibly reaching or exceeding 50 millimetres in 24 hours. Amounts could be significantly higher in places.

Locations:Western, Southwestern, northern and central Nova Scotia.

Time span: Friday evening until early Monday.

Remarks: Rainfall amounts could exceed 25 millimetres per hour locally. Heavy downpours can cause flash flooding and pooling of water. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Similar events have caused hazardous driving conditions and localised flooding in low-lying areas.

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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