A prolonged period of snowfall is expected.
Locations: Central and eastern Nova Scotia.
Total snowfall amounts: 30 to 40 cm for central Nova Scotia with up to 80 cm or possibly higher for eastern mainland and Cape Breton.
Time span: Tonight until Monday.
Remarks: A low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia will slowly track eastward tonight. This low will intensify on Saturday and become quasi-stationary southeast of the province resulting in a prolonged period of snow for the region.
Additionally, increasing northeasterly winds could result in reduced visibilities in blowing snow over exposed areas tonight and into the weekend.
Snow will taper to flurries Sunday night or Monday.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Heavy snowfall accumulation may cause tree branches to break.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.
Via Environment Canada