Snow is in the forecast. TINA COMEAU PHOTO
Looks like March will be coming in like a lion as a winter storm warning is in effect for southwestern Nova Scotia, and areas along the south shore of the province.
In Yarmouth and Shelburne counties, Environment Canada is forecasting snowfall amounts of near 25 centimetres Thursday night.
Due to the impending weather, schools in Yarmouth and Shelburne counties are being dismissed two hours earlier on Thursday than their normal daily dismassal time. This applies to both the Tri-County Regional School Board and the CSAP.
In Digby, Queens and Lunenburg counties the forecast is for 15 centimetres of snow tonight.
Lesser amounts of snow are forecasted through the Annapolis Valley.
According to Environment Canada, a low pressure system developing south of Long Island Thursday morning will track south of Nova Scotia tonight. Snow associated with this system will move into southwestern Nova Scotia this morning and become heavy at times tonight. The southwestern most regions are expected to receive between 20 to 30 centimetres of snow by Friday morning.
During the day on Thursday, the forecast for Yarmouth and Shelburne counties is periods of snow beginning this morning, amount two to four centimetres. There will be local blowing snow this afternoon with winds east 30 km/h becoming northeast 40 gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along parts of the coast late this morning and this afternoon.