KENTVILLE, NS - It looks like there will be a very wet start to the weekend for the Annapolis Valley with Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties being included under a special weather statement from Environment Canada.
The special statement, updated at 10:36 a.m., indicates that a low pressure system is forecast to sweep across the Maritimes over the first half of the weekend, with rain reaching western New Brunswick Friday evening, Aug. 17, and exiting Cape Breton by early Sunday morning, Aug. 19.
“At this time, forecast guidance indicates that total rainfall amounts may reach or exceed 50 mm in some areas of southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, northern Nova Scotia, as well as Cape Breton Island,” the special weather statement reads.
There is some uncertainty in the track and intensity of this weather system and the rainfall amounts and areas expecting the heaviest rain may be revised as the system approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will monitor the storm’s development and provide updates as further information becomes available.
Regional Emergency Management coordinator Dan Stovel circulated an email to subscribers of the Kings REMO emergency email notification system on Friday morning, Aug. 17. Based on current weather models, rainfall is expected to begin across all of Kings County on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, with forecasted amounts in the range of 50 to 75 mm.