Rainfall warning for Pictou County

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Rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 millimetres are expected by Wednesday morning.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A shot of downtown New Glasgow at 7 a.m. this morning.

An intensifying low pressure area over the Atlantic ocean will track northward today and pass just east of Nova Scotia tonight and early Wednesday.

The rain associated with this system will reach the south shore by afternoon and then spread to the rest of the mainland and Cape Breton by mid-evening. The heavier rain will taper-off over the western half of the province by Wednesday morning. General rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 millimetres are expected.

Brisk northwest winds will develop in the wake of the system tonight and Wednesday bringing a return to colder air which will result in a precipitation change-over from rain to snow. Snowfall accumulations are likely over eastern portions of the province.

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