FORECAST

Nova Scotia has a soggy evening in store after mild temperatures

The wind and rain will continue into this evening. Tomorrow we could have some showers or wet flurries.

15 to 20 millimetres of rain is on its way tonight

The rain continues tonight and showers possibly mixed with wet flurries are expected for tomorrow. (David Donnelly/CBC)

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.

Still very mild by February standards but temperatures will cool to a range of 2 C to 5 C before sunrise tomorrow. (CBC)

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.

The main area of rain and accompanying downpours will clear the northeast of Nova Scotia late in the evening. Passing showers will follow for the rest of the night. (CBC)

Tomorrow

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.

Scattered showers and occasional peaks of sunshine on Friday. Umbrellas will be useful as long as they are sturdy as southwest winds will continue to gust 40 km/h to 60 km/h. (CBC)

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

About the Author

Kalin Mitchell

Meteorologist

Kalin Mitchell is the meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News Atlantic Tonight. He can also be heard on various afternoon CBC Radio shows giving up-to-the-minute weather forecasts.

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