Special weather statement: Heavy rainfall and winds expected (Posted Nov 16 9am)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Saturday November 16 detailing a significant weather event with heavy rainfall and strong winds anticipated.

The forecast predicts total rainfall ranging from 40 to 70 mm, with the potential for even higher amounts in some areas. Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 70 km/h, increasing to 90 km/h along certain coastal regions.

This weather is due to a low pressure system arriving on Saturday and persisting until Sunday morning. While there is some uncertainty about the storm’s exact path, eastern Nova Scotia is likely to experience the strongest winds. Similar weather conditions in the past have led to challenging driving conditions, localized flooding, and power outages.

Residents are advised to stay updated with Environment Canada’s alerts and forecasts. Reports of severe weather can be made via email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or through Twitter using the hashtag #NSStorm.

Via Environment Canada release

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