Rainfall warning for Pictou County issued

John Brannen
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Rainfall amounts of 35 to 65 millimetres forecast for tonight and Friday.

Rainfall amounts of 35 to 65 millimetres forecast for tonight and Friday.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions.

 

A deepening low pressure system will track up the Eastern Seaboard today and continue to intensity Friday as it moves across Southern New Brunswick to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by the evening.

 

Precipitation associated with this low will start this afternoon over Southwestern Nova Scotia and will spread eastward to reach Cape Breton by late this evening. Precipitation will begin as snow before changing to rain, at times heavy, this evening or overnight. There is a risk of freezing rain over parts of Northern Nova Scotia during the changeover to rain. Significant rainfall is expected with the highest amounts along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia where up to 65 millimetres are forecast. The rain is expected to begin tapering to showers near midday Friday.

 

Snowfall amounts of up to 20 centimetres with strong winds and blowing snow is expected tonight over the Highlands before precipitation changes over to rain Friday morning.

 

Strong southeasterly winds gusting to 100 km/h along parts of the Atlantic coast will develop ahead of this system tonight.

 

Strong Les Suetes winds gusting up to 140 km/h are expected overnight tonight and Friday morning.

 

In addition, higher than normal water levels and large waves will give rough pounding surf to the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia tonight and Friday. Also, strong winds combined with higher than normal water levels over the Gulf of St. Lawrence may push pack ice onto the shore along the Northumberland Strait and Western Cape Breton late in the day on Friday.

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Southern New Brunswick Northern Nova Scotia

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