Updated: Snow, rainfall warnings issued for Saturday night

Greg Bennett
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15 cm of snow, 50 mm of rain expected

There still rain and/or wind warnings across the province.

(Updated: Rain and snowfall warnings issued for Saturday night/Sunday)

While wind warnings remain in effect across the province from last night's storm, Environment Canada says another winter storm will affect Nova Scotia Saturday night and Sunday.

As the system that brought us all the rain and wind Thursday night passes by, winds have picked up again Friday evening and will gust between 90 and 110 km/hr with higher winds expected along exposed Atlantic coastlines.

Power outages were felt early Friday afternoon in Shelburne County as the winds picked up.

Then the next storm marches our way as a low pressure system is forecast to approach the Maritimes from the southwest on Saturday and track south of, or over, Nova Scotia Sunday morning. 

The low pressure system will develop off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States on Saturday and track northeastward toward Nova Scotia on Saturday night. Precipitation is expected to begin as snow on Saturday evening but will quickly change through ice pellets to rain over the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Precipitation will remain as snow for Western Nova Scotia. There is a risk of freezing rain for all areas of Nova Scotia during the changeover, however this is expected to be short-lived. 

Snowfall warnings have been issued for Digby Annapolis, Kings and Cumberland counties. Rainfall warnings are issued for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, with up to 50 mm of rain expected.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this system and provide updates as new information becomes available.

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.




Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Canada, Atlantic

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