Significant rainfall and strong winds are expected. The frozen ground has reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm. Locally higher amounts possible.
Maximum wind gusts: southerly 70 to 90 km/h.
Locations: most of Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton.
Time span: Friday evening until Saturday evening.
Similar storms in the past have caused pooling of water on roadways and localized flooding in low lying areas. Significant snowmelt and runoff may occur. Be sure to clear storm drains and gutters of ice and other debris. Rainfall warnings are likely to be issued by Friday morning.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.