© Kirk Starratt
Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Kings County on March 12.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Kings County. The warning, issued at 4:56 a.m. on March 12, is calling for 30 to 50 millimetres of rain tonight.
A low pressure system will intensify over New England today, March 12, and push a mix of precipitation into Nova Scotia tonight as it tracks toward the Maritimes.
Rain, at times heavy, will begin this evening in the southwest and spread eastward through the night. Rain will gradually diminish on Thursday, March 13. Rainfall amounts between 20 and 50 millimetres are expected by Thursday morning.
Winter storm conditions are more likely over Northern Nova Scotia where temperatures will be slightly colder to give snow and blowing snow, changing through ice pellets to a potential extended period of freezing rain by Thursday morning.
Strong southeast wind ahead of the low with gusts up to 130 km/h is expected from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence overnight into March 13.