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Strong winds, rain expected to blanket Nova Scotia today

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings across the province of Nova Scotia as a storm approaches the region on Oct. 30, 2017.
Environment Canada has issued wind warnings across the province of Nova Scotia as a storm approaches the region on Oct. 30, 2017.

NOVA SCOTIA - Environment Canada is warning that strong winds, with gusts up to 90 km/h are expected to develop over western Nova Scotia this morning, and spread across the province by this afternoon. 

The federal agency warned that the winds may be strong enough to cause damage. 

A low pressure system over New England and the tail end of tropical storm Philippe will merge and continue to strengthen as the weather system continues to track northward today.

Rainfall amounts of up to 30 millimetres are also expected, with the potential for higher isolated amounts in western parts of the province. 

Environment Canada says winds will diminish to below the warning criteria of 90 km/h later this afternoon over western areas of the province, and elsewhere in the evening.

The organization also warned that commuters should be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions, with the likelihood of fallen branches and blowing debris due to the high winds.

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