Rainfall warning issued and freezing rain warning remains

Published on March 30, 2014

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Queens and Kings Counties and a freezing rain warning remains for the entire province.

A special weather alert says that 25-50 millimetres of rain is possible for the two counties. Following are the special alerts.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected  or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated statements.

A low pressure system approaching from the southwest tonight will slowly pass south of Nova Scotia on Monday and Tuesday.
Snow associated with this system has changed over to ice pellets and freezing rain over most of the province and freezing rain is expected everywhere by this evening.

 The freezing rain is expected to change to rain at times heavy later tonight over the eastern half of the Island before changing back to freezing rain near midday Monday. Total amounts up to 50 millimeters of rain are forecast for Queens and Kings counties.

Late in the day Monday the precipitation is expected to change back through ice pellets to snow over much of the province as the low slowly moves away. The snow will persist Monday night and significant snowfall is possible.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada says that a prolonged period of freezing rain is forecast for Prince County beginning tonight and continuing Monday.