Environment Canada is warning Nova Scotians to be prepared for heavy rain and strong winds later this week.
Beginning Thursday, expect to see 30-50 mm of rain. Rainfall amounts could be higher along the coast.
“Rain at times heavy and strong southerly winds are expected to begin over southwestern Nova Scotia early Thursday morning then spread eastward through the day” says Environment Canada. “Precipitation may begin as snow over parts of Nova Scotia before changing to rain later in the morning. Rain and winds will ease over southwestern areas of the province Thursday afternoon and over eastern areas Thursday evening.”
Special Weather Statements have been updated to include the entire province.
Higher than normal water levels are expected to coincide with large waves along south-facing coastlines on the Atlantic Coast. Yarmouth and Shelburne counties are most at risk. High tide in this area is expected at 2:00 pm. Minor costal flooding is possible.