Tropical depression Gordon to bring lots of rain to parts of Nova Scotia

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning heavy rainfall could bring between 20 and 40 millimetres of rain, and possibly more locally, for most of Nova Scotia.

Most of province under a special weather statement with 20 to 40 mm of rain expected

Parts of Nova Scotia should expect heavy rain Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. (Cally Neal/Shutterstock)

More than half of Nova Scotia is in for a lot of rain over the next 24 hours.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning heavy rainfall could bring between 20 and 40 millimetres of rain, and possibly more locally, for the following counties:

  • Annapolis County
  • Kings County
  • Hants County
  • Cumberland County
  • Colchester County
  • Pictou County
  • Antigonish County
  • Guysborough County
  • Inverness County
  • Richmond County
  • Cape Breton County
CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon expects much of Nova Scotia to get between 10 and 30 millimetres of rain by early Wednesday. (Ryan Snoddon/CBC)

The rain is from the remnants of tropical depression Gordon, which brought as much as 30 millimetres of rain to parts of southern Ontario over the last few days. The system is expected to move into Nova Scotia this afternoon and continue to bring rain through Wednesday morning.

Gordon made landfall in Mississippi a week ago just shy of hurricane strength. It later weakened to a tropical depression.

Most of Nova Scotia is under a rainfall warning today. (Environment Canada)

The national weather service said in a statement there's still some uncertainty where the heaviest rainfall will occur in Nova Scotia, but it's monitoring the weather system closely and will provide updates on its website.

CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon expects much of Nova Scotia to get between 10 and 30 millimetres of rain by early Wednesday. He said the heaviest rain will track through southern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.