Updated: Freezing rain warnings lifted, rain warnings continue Sunday evening for western Nova Scotia

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Update 6 p.m. March 30

Freezing rain warnings have been lifted, but rainfall warnings are still in effect for all western counties in the province. More freezing rain is possible as temperatures plunge through the day Monday.

Update 9:30 a.m. March 30

Rainfall and freezing rain warnings continue Sunday morning as wet weather hits Nova Scotia. 

In western Nova Scotia, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelbune and Queens counties are under rainfall warnings, with Environment Canada's forecast calling for up to 70 millimetres of rain over

Lunenburg, Halifax, Hants, Kings and Annapolis counties are under freezing rain and rainfall warnings, with an extended period of freezing rain possible Sunday before changing to rain. 

 

 

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All of Nova Scotia is under weather warnings as of 4 p.m. March 29

In western Nova Scotia, freezing ran and rainfall warnings are in effect for Kings, Halifax, Lunenburg and Hants counties; Queens, Shelburne, Digby, Yarmouth and Annapolis counties are under rainfall warnings.

Environment Canada says a weather system will bring rain late Saturday evening in the west, with the heaviest rainfall expected later in the day Sunday. Rainfall amounts of up to 70 millimetres are forecast by Monday morning.

Click here for the latest weather warnings. 

Central and northern areas of Mainland Nova Scotia will see precipitation begin briefly as snow or ice pellets before changing over to an extended period of freezing rain overnight or Sunday and then to rain at times heavy later in the day Sunday. Cape Breton will see the changeover from snow and ice pellets to freezing rain late in the day Sunday and the change to rain overnight Sunday or early Monday morning.

On Monday and Tuesday, the precipitation is expected to change back through ice pellets or freezing rain to flurries over much of the province as the low slowly moves away.

Additionally, strong east to southeasterly winds will develop over the Maritimes on Sunday.

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