Rainfall warning issued for Cumberland County

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Heavy rain expected Tuesday

Heavy rain is forecast for Cumberland County on Tuesday.

AMHERST – Another week, another storm system. This time, however, it will be wet instead of white.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Cumberland County with rain at times heavy giving up to 55 millimetres during the day.

A developing low pressure system will pass south of the Great Lakes this evening then intensify as it continues northeastward on Tuesday to cross northern New Brunswick Tuesday evening.

As this system approaches the Maritimes on Tuesday it will push a strong warm front over the region. Rain at times heavy along with strengthening southeasterly winds and mild temperatures are expected Tuesday with this system.

Most of Nova Scotia will see 25 to 45 millimetres of rain except for southwestern sections of the province and along parts of the Atlantic coast where up to 55 millimetres is possible.

Embedded thundershowers are also possible late in the day and in the evening.

Southeasterly winds will increase steadily across Mainland Nova Scotia beginning Tuesday morning and are expected to gust to 80 km/h at times during the day.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Great Lakes New Brunswick Atlantic

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