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Wind, rainfall warnings issued ahead of Thursday storm

Heavy rain and high winds are in the forecast
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Environment Canada has issued wind and rainfall warnings for the Halifax area ahead of a storm forecast to impact all of Nova Scotia on Thursday. 

The warnings call for winds gusting 90-100 km/h and 25 to 50 mm of rain -- although the national forecaster says the Halifax area could see up to 70 mm of rain. 

It says that rain could lead to a risk of flooding, and the winds could be a risk for causing damage to buildings. 

Precipitation is expected to start early Thursday on the South Shore, spreading to the eastern mainland by noon. 

The storm will ease off on Thursday evening.

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