3:44 PM AST Friday 23 January 2015
Rainfall warning in effect for:
- Queens County
Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
A low pressure system will approach from the southwest on Saturday and track through the Bay of Fundy and into the Gulf of St Lawrence Saturday night into Sunday. Rain or snow will develop ahead of the system Saturday afternoon then change to rain at times heavy Saturday evening before ending early Sunday morning. Generally near 25 millimetres of rain is expected however parts of the Atlantic coast could locally see up to 50 millimeters,
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
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.
3:45 PM AST Friday 23 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Queens County
Higher than normal water levels and heavy pounding surf are expected along parts of the Atlantic coast during high tide Saturday night.
An intensifying low pressure system is forecast to develop off the U.S. Eastern Seaboard on Saturday and track towards the Maritimes during the day. The system will move into the Bay of Fundy Saturday evening and into the Gulf of St Lawrence early Sunday morning. This system will bring snow, rain and strong southeast winds to the province Saturday night into Sunday.
The combination of the timing of the strong winds and high waves from this system together with a cycle of higher astronomical tides will give elevated water levels and the risk of coastal flooding to parts of the Atlantic coast during high tide Saturday night. At this time the areas likely to see the highest water levels are along the Atlantic coast from just east of Halifax southwestward through to Digby County.
The public..Especially those in vulnerable coastal areas..Is advised to monitor future forecasts as storm surge warnings may be required.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.