Halifax is set to receive strong winds on Friday after a low-pressure system arrives from Cape Cod on Thursday night, Environment Canada has said in a special weather statement.
The system is set to intensify into a large storm that will develop south of Nova Scotia.
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Strong winds will develop on Friday and persist through Saturday. Halifax will also see large waves and higher-than-normal water levels at high tide on both Friday and Saturday as well.
The system is expected to bring heavy rain though it should remain offshore.
If there is a slight shift in the system, the rain could hit the South Shore region.