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View from Port Williams Jan. 10
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Kings County, forecasting rain in excess of 25 millimetres late Saturday into Sunday morning.
Friday began sunny, but the forecast falls for increasing cloudiness this morning then 40 per cent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning with a high of 0 C.
For Friday night, there is a 60 per cent chance of flurries changing to 60 per cent chance of rain showers after midnight. Winds southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening with temperatures rising to 3 by morning.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions.
An intense low pressure passing over Quebec is expected to push a warm front over the Maritimes Saturday night and Sunday. Rain associated with this system is expected to reach Western Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon.
The rain will spread across eastern regions late Saturday and continue into Sunday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 60 millimetres are expected with this system.
Strong southerly winds and very mild temperatures will combine with the rainfall and cause significant melting of the existing snowpack.
Warnings will likely be extended to eastern regions of the province in future updates of the forecasts.