Forecasters watching developing storm

Greg Bennett
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Snow plows could be busy if a forecasted storm arrives on the weekend.

Weather forecasters are keeping a close eye on a developing weather system that could bring more than 40 centimetres of snow to Nova Scotia.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Wednesday morning that forecast guidance is indicating a low pressure system near Cape Hatteras on Friday will deepen rapidly as it sweeps up the Atantic coast to pass south of Nova Scotia on Saturday then move towards Newfoundland on Sunday.

Environment Canada says this storm will give very strong northeasterlies to the region and periods of snow and blowing snow, spreading from west to east beginning late Friday with the main snowfall expected Saturday.

While it is too early for good estimates of snowfall amounts, some guidance is indicating amounts in excess of 40 centimetres are possible for parts of Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as

warnings may be required or extended.


Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment

Canada at


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