Colchester County under rainfall warning

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TRURO - Upwards of 65 millimetres of rainfall is forecast for the area between Thursday night and Friday.

Rainfall of 35 to 65 millimetres is being forecasted for Colchester County heading into Friday. If that much rain does fall, it wouldn't be a surprise to see this Park Street sign stopping motorists.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Colchester County, as well as much of the province, as a deepening low pressure system is set to track up the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday.

Precipitation is expected to begin Thursday afternoon over Southwestern Nova Scotia before it spreads eastward, reaching Cape Breton by late Thursday evening. Precipitation will begin as snow before changing to rain in the evening or overnight. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

The Atlantic coast is expected to see the most rainfall, where up to 65 millimetres is forecast. Rain will begin to taper off mid-Friday.

A special weather statement is also issued for the area for the weekend. Current indications are it will bring mainly snow to the province, with the possibility of mixed precipitation over eastern sections.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Colchester County, Cape Breton

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