Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mid-December Rainstorm Update Eight

Mid-December Rainstorm Update Seven

Mid-December Rainstorm Update Six

10:54 AM AST Saturday 22 December 2018
Rainfall warning in effect for:

Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County
Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

An intense low pressure system will pass west of the Maritimes today bringing rain heavy at times across Nova Scotia. The rain will taper to a few showers later today. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm are expected with possible higher amounts in areas of heaviest rain.

Strong southerly winds accompanying the system will bring unseasonably warm temperatures to the region, with daytime highs expected to reach into the double digits today. Cold northwesterly winds behind the system will quickly drop temperatures to below freezing overnight into Sunday.

In addition, large waves and higher than normal water levels are likely along parts of the Atlantic coast today.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Consider moving valuable items to higher levels.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.