Alerts for: Yarmouth County
10:18 PM ADT Thursday 26 March 2015
Rainfall warning in effect for:
- Yarmouth County
Rain, heavy at times continues. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
Rain at times heavy will continue tonight as a trough of low pressure crosses Nova Scotia. While the heaviest rain is expected tonight, rain will continue on Friday before northerly winds and falling temperatures cause the rain to change to snow Friday evening. Rainfall amounts of 15 to 20 millimetres has already fallen over southwestern Nova Scotia with total amounts up to 40 millimetres likely by Friday evening. Higher rainfall amounts are possible especially along the coast. In addition to the rainfall, a significant amount of snowmelt is likely to contribute to local flooding.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away.
Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.
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