Updated: Rainfall warning issued for western Nova Scotia

Published on March 11, 2014
Environment Canada says a storm will bring mostly rain to Nova Scotia on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Rainfall warnings have been issued.

A storm expected to hit the Maritimes on Wednesday night will bring mostly rain to Nova Scotia, including Shelburne County.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning that up to 40 millimetres of rain is forecast for Wednesday night.

A low pressure system will develop over New England on Wednesday and push a mix of precipitation into Nova Scotia Wednesday night as it tracks towards the Maritimes. Rain at times will be heavy will begin by Wednesday evening in the southwest and spread eastward through the night. Rain will gradually diminish on Thursday. Rainfall amounts between 20 and 40 millimetres are expected by Thursday morning with highest amounts expected through the Annapolis Valley. Lesser amounts are expected further east during the forecast period, but as the precipitation will continue into Thursday warnings may need to be extended to those regions.

Winter storm conditions are more likely over Northern Nova Scotia where temperatures will be slightly colder to give snow and blowing snow changing through ice pellets to a potential extended period of freezing rain by Thursday morning.