Western Nova Scotia told to brace for possible storm surge

Residents of western Nova Scotia are being warned to prepare for a possible storm surge on Wednesday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement saying the counties of Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby will experience strong southerly winds by Wednesday afternoon.

These winds, combined with a high run of tides, will produce higher-than-normal water levels for communities from St. Mary's Bay to Cape Sable Island.

Forecasters say there remains some uncertainty regarding the intensity of this low-pressure system, which means storm surge warnings may be issued as new information becomes available.