Heavy rainfall forecast prompts special weather statement across Nova Scotia

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Total rainfall amounts of more than 15 mm are expected. The rain will start in southwestern Nova Scotia and spread eastward until Thursday morning.  (Peter Dawson/CBC - image credit)
Total rainfall amounts of more than 15 mm are expected. The rain will start in southwestern Nova Scotia and spread eastward until Thursday morning. (Peter Dawson/CBC - image credit)

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for southwestern Nova Scotia and special weather statements for the rest of the province, with heavy rain forecast to begin Wednesday afternoon.

The rain will start in southwestern Nova Scotia in the morning and spread eastward through the day before tapering off Thursday morning.

Ryan Snoddon/CBC
Ryan Snoddon/CBC

Total rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 millimetres are expected, but amounts could be even higher locally.

A Les Suetes wind warning is also in effect for Inverness county where gusts up to 100 km/h are possible Wednesday evening and overnight.

Ryan Snoddon/CBC
Ryan Snoddon/CBC

Elsewhere, winds will gust 50 to 60 km/h on Wednesday, with stronger winds on the way for Thursday.

"Strong westerly winds Thursday behind the system, gusting 50-80+ km/h, will drop our temperatures in a hurry and usher in some chilly temperatures to end the week," said CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon.

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