Rainfall warning issued for Yarmouth and southwestern N.S.

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Environment Canada warnings

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Yarmouth, Digby, Shelburne and Queens counties on Sunday.

Environment Canada warns that significant rainfall is expected in these regions.

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A winter storm is expected to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard on Sunday and track northeastward passing near Southwestern Nova Scotia Monday morning. This system will bring significant rain and/or snow along with strong winds to Nova Scotia beginning Sunday night and continuing through tomorrow morning.

Precipitation is expected to begin as rain over Southwestern Nova Scotia Sunday evening with amounts between 20 and 30 millimetres. The precipitation will begin as snow in the rest of the province before changing over to rain. In some parts of northern Nova Scotia snowfall amounts of up to 25 centimetres are expected. Freezing rain mixed with snow is likely over the Cape Breton Highlands.

Wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h are expected in Inverness County from Margaree Harbour to Bay St Lawrence overnight and tomorrow morning.

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf can be expected along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Monday morning during high tide.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, Southwestern N.S. Shelburne Queens Northern Nova Scotia Inverness County Margaree Harbour

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