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Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for Lunenburg County. Rain, at times heavy, is expected.Total rainfall: 60 to 90 mm except possibly reaching 100 to 150 mm in isolated areas of heaviest rain over and eastern Nova Scotia.Location: most of mainland Nova ScotiaTime span: beginning this morning and ending by midday Tuesday except persisting into mid-week over eastern areas.Remarks: An intense low pressure system will slowly cross the province today before stalling over eastern Nova Scotia Tuesday night. Heavy rain associated with this system will begin this morning in southwestern Nova Scotia and spread to the eastern parts of the province by this evening. Total rainfall amounts will be highest in eastern Nova Scotia where totals of 100 to 150 mm are possible by Wednesday morning. The rain is likely to taper off in western areas on Tuesday, but periods of rain could linger over eastern Nova Scotia into the latter part of the week giving further rainfall accumulations.Strong southeasterly winds are also expected ahead of the low today. Generally, these winds are expected to gust between 60 and 80 km/h, but areas along the Atlantic coast from Halifax and eastward could see gusts as high as 100 km/h. A wind warning has been issued for some areas east of Halifax including Cape Breton.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #NSStorm.


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