It's a cold rain that's falling in our area.Getting reports of freezing rain
in inland areas.
The following warning has been issued:
10:58 AM ADT Sunday 30 March 2014
Rainfall warning in effect for:
Rainfall totals up to 70 millimetres forecast.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in
these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system approaching from the southwest today will slowly pass
south of Nova Scotia on Monday.
The precipitation associated with this system will fall as rain over western
regions of Nova Scotia with the heaviest rainfall expected late this
afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts of up to 70 millimetres are forecast
by the end of the day Monday. Central areas of Mainland Nova Scotia will see
an extended period of freezing rain changing over to rain at times heavy
near noon or early this afternoon while northern areas can expect snow or
freezing rain to change to rain this evening. Cape Breton will see the
changeover from snow and ice pellets to freezing rain late in the day today
which will persist on Monday except over southern areas of the island where
up to 40 millimetres of rain is forecast for Monday.
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 today. Les Suetes winds with gusts up to 120 km/h are forecast in
the Lee of the Cape Breton Highlands beginning late this evening and
persisting into Monday.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings
may be extended.
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