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PHOTOS: Severe storms in Atlantic Canada

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 PM - A low pressure system has brought dark, ominous clouds to Atlantic Canada.

The rain risk is expected to remain in place through Saturday. In the meantime, parts of Atlantic Canada can expect heavy rain that will persist through the overnight..

"Additional rainfall amounts of 20-30 millimetres are expected [Friday night], with local amounts of up to 60 millimetres possible by Saturday morning," Environment Canada says in a statement.

"Further amounts up to 15 millimetres are also expected Saturday in the northeast and central regions."

Residents are being warned that localized flooding is a possibility with these storms.

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"Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts," EC advises.

The Weather Network was inundated with incredible photos of dark storm clouds forming over the east coast -- including at least one funnel cloud.

Here are some of the photos captured by Weather Network viewers Friday evening.

Submitted Emma Forget, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Submitted by Laura Chapman, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Submitted by Sarah Dillman, Chaswood, NS

Submitted by John Mitchell, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Submitted by Justin Statton, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Submitted by Megan Sheppard, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Submitted by Ravynn Morrison, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

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