April 2, 2019 12:37 pm
Updated: April 2, 2019 2:59 pm

Rain, rain won’t go away: Nova Scotia to receive spring storm on Wednesday

The entire province of Nova Scotia has been placed under a rainfall warning, according to Environment Canada.

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Be prepared for rain — lots of rain.

Environment Canada has placed the entire province under a rainfall warning ahead of a storm that is set to develop over southwestern Nova Scotia early on Wednesday morning.

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Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell says heavy rain should be expected across all of Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

The rain is expected to be heavy and will be mixed with snow over parts of mainland Nova Scotia. Over Cape Breton, the rain will likely follow a period of snow.

Environment Canada says regions along the Atlantic coast are expected to receive the highest amounts of rain, with approximately 50 to 70 millimetres in the forecast.

“This will fall in a short amount of time on the frozen ground so expect an increased flood risk across the province,” said Farnell.

In other areas, rainfall will be between 20 and 40 millimetres.

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Farnell is also warning about winds that will accompany the system, with gusts of over 100 km/h expected.

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