Localized flooding is continuing in parts of the province as Nova Scotia receives a soaking that is expected to continue into Thursday evening.

CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said drivers should be cautious about hydroplaning conditions and reduced visibility. 

Mitchell said as the evening progresses, the Maritime downpour will become centred over the North Shore and Cape Breton.

"There are still some heavy downpours within the rain, downpours that are producing rainfall rates more than 10 millimetres per hour," he said.

"It's that very intense rain that has contributed to localized flooding in parts of the province including Halifax."

Mitchell said so far, some parts of the province have seen rainfall totals of 30 to 50 millimetres. But he said there is good news.

"The system is moving faster than expected," he said.

Mitchell said the steadiest rain is set to clear Cape Breton shortly after midnight, while mainland Nova Scotia and P.E.I. should be clear by mid to late evening. New Brunswick should be clear by the early evening.

Mitchell said the drying out begins after that with sunny weather and warmer temperatures returning for the weekend and into the start of next week.