UPDATE: Rainfall warning issued as Hurricane Bill churns up Atlantic coast

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Environment Canada is telling people in Kings County to expect plenty of rain Sunday.

A rainfall warning issued Saturday at 5:02 a.m. suggests that significant rainfall is expected in the region.

Heavy rain is forecast Sunday as Hurricane Bill is expected to track south of Nova Scotia and just north of Sable Island.

Rain is expected to begin over extreme Southwest Nova Scotia overnight tonight and spread eastward to Cape Breton by noon Sunday. Ninety to 140 millimetres of rain is currently estimated for the Atlantic coastal counties of Nova Scotia with 70 to 110 millimetres further north.

With these rainfall amounts in such a short time frame, localized flooding is anticipated. Rain should taper to showers Sunday afternoon over Western Nova Scotia and by evening over eastern mainland Nova Scotia.

Winds are expected to be significant, but with the current forecasted track of Hurricane Bill they should not reach warning criteria. Should Bill track a bit further north than forecasted, wind warnings will likely be issued.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Kings, Sable Island Cape Breton Atlantic

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