Nova Scotia is in for a soaking this evening as a band of rain and even some thunder moves across the province. All in all, 15 millimetres to 20 millimetres could come down within a few hours in the heaviest downpours.
All the rain could cause localized flooding and hydroplaning conditions. Visibility will be reduced due to the heavy and wind-driven nature of the rain.
The rain eases to passing showers overnight and winds turn southwest but continue to gust 50 km/h to 70 km/h.
Temperatures will drop to around 2 C to 5 C tonight.
Cloudy with sunny breaks and passing showers during the day on Friday.
It will continue to be gusty, southwest winds 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h.
Temperatures will hold steady in the range of 2 C to 5 C all day. It will cool off in the evening as winds turn west and northwest.
As that cooling takes place, any remaining showers will mix with wet flurries.
Thursday was record breaking
Daily high temperature records for Feb. 25 were smashed across the province.
New records set just after 1 p.m. include:
- Greenwood: 17 C (Warmest spot in the country)
- Chéticamp: 16.4 C
- Amherst: 13.8 C
- Halifax: 13.7 C
- Yarmouth: 12.5 C
- Sydney: 11 C
The driving factor for the warm temperatures was the steady and strong southeasterly winds.
Here's a breakdown of the peak gusts over the last 24 hours:
- Yarmouth: 98 km/h
- Grand Étang: 94 km/h
- Bedford: 77 km/h
- Lunenburg: 74 km/h