Wind and rain warnings today, weekend

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As the county currently deals with  rainfall amounts of up to 30 millimetres this and strong southwesterly winds, another winter storm will affect Nova Scotia Saturday night and Sunday.

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WIND WARNING FOR PICTOU COUNTY

Strong southwesterly winds gusting 90 to 110 km/h expected this evening over much of the province.

Rain at times heavy will persist this morning over many areas of Nova Scotia. Scattered thundershowers are possible over much of the western mainland early this morning.

Very strong gusty southwest winds are forecast throughout the province starting late this afternoon over western areas and over eastern areas this evening. These southwest winds will likely gust to 90 km/h over many areas with gusts 110 km/h over exposed areas especially along parts of the coast.

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 later today. 

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Rainfall warning for Pictou County

Additional rainfall amounts of up to 30 millimetres this morning over Southern Cape Breton and lesser amounts elsewhere.

Rain at times heavy will persist this morning over many areas of Nova Scotia. Scattered thundershowers are possible over much of the western mainland early this morning.

In addition, higher than normal water levels and large waves will give rough pounding surf to the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia this morning and again this evening near high tide. Some areas especially vulnerable to large pounding waves could experience some minor coastal flooding.

 

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Special weather statement for Pictou County 

Another winter storm will affect Nova Scotia Saturday night and Sunday.

Another low pressure system is forecast to approach the Maritimes from the southwest on Saturday and track south of, or over, Nova Scotia Sunday morning. There is significant uncertainty of the track of this second system.

Current indications are that Nova Scotia will receive a mix of precipitation with this system. Significant snowfall is most likely over western and northern areas of Mainland Nova Scotia. Significant rainfall is most likely over Atlantic coastal regions. There is also a risk of freezing rain with this system along the rain/snow boundary. The track of the low will determine the type of precipitation and precipitation amounts. There is too much uncertainty in the track to forecast precipitation amounts at this time.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Western Cape Breton, Southern Cape Breton Atlantic

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