Rainfall warning for south western Nova Scotia

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Environment Canada warnings

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens counties for tonight (Sunday, Dec. 29).

Environment Canada is calling for rain at times heavy beginning this evening for Digby County with amounts of 20 to 30 mm. The wind will be southeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 70 near midnight. The temperature should be steady near plus 4.

High tide this evening in Digby is predicted for 8:42 p.m.

Periods of rain and drizzle will end in the morning Monday. The temperature will fall over the course of Monday from a high of  plus 5 to minus 1 by later afternoon and then returning to seasonal values between  minus 5 and minus 10 for the rest of the week.

Environment Canada alerts for Digby County.

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: Digby County, Shelburne, Queens Northern Nova Scotia Cape Breton Highlands Inverness County Margaree Harbour Nova Scotia

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