October 10, 2016 8:33 am

100 millimetres of rain could hit parts of Nova Scotia: Environment Canada

Environment Canada says Nova Scotia can expect more than 100 millimetres of rain in some areas on Monday.

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Rainfall totalling 100 millimetres could hit some parts of Nova Scotia on Thanksgiving Monday.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for the entire province but said parts of Guysborough County and eastern Cape Breton will be hit the hardest.

In Halifax and the rest of the province residents can expect rainfall totalling between 50 and 75 millimetres. As of 8 a.m., 40 millimetres had already fallen across much of the province.

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The national weather forecaster says there is added uncertainty in its rainfall predictions because the storm is changing quickly.

Environment Canada says the heavy downpours expected throughout the day could lead to flash flooding and water pooling on roads. In low lying areas localized flooding is also possible according to the warning released by Environment Canada.

Hundreds of people across the province woke up with no power, according to Nova Scotia Power’s outage map. The cause of those outages were still under investigation however, there are high winds across much of the province.

Environment Canada says “very strong and gusty” northerly winds are expected to develop throughout the day and overnight.

The rain is expected to end first in western parts of Nova Scotia late this afternoon.

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