Wind and rainfall warnings issued for Nova Scotia

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Heavy winds and rain are expected to hit Nova Scotia today.

Environment Canada has issued wind and rainfall warnings for all of Nova Scotia for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Very strong southerly winds are expected to begin this morning with maximum gusts between 90 to 100 km/h. Winds will gradually diminish over western areas of the province this afternoon and over eastern areas this evening.

Damage to buildings may occur, such as to roof shingles and windows. Loose objects may be tossed around and tree branches may break.

Utility outages may occur.

Rainfall of 25 to 50 mm is expected with possibly higher amounts along the Atlantic coast. Rainfall will begin in the southwest early this morning and will reach eastern Nova Scotia by noon. Rain will at times be heavy and taper to showers late this afternoon in the southwest and the remainder of the province this evening.

A brief period of snow is forecast over northern areas before changing to rain at times heavy.

Flash floods, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas are possible.

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