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Flurries turn to rain on Wednesday as temperatures rise

Mostly clear conditions this evening as high pressure remains over Nova Scotia. A low arriving tomorrow will bring flurries and then rain.

Temperatures on Thursday could reach 14 C in parts of Nova Scotia

Warm, wet and windy weather is on the way for Thursday. (Submitted by Grace Smith)

Expect mostly clear conditions this evening as high pressure remains over Nova Scotia. A low tomorrow will bring a change from flurries to rain, which will be followed by further warm, wet and windy weather on Thursday.

Mostly clear skies in the province this evening. If you're going to be outside for an extended period of time, have a warmer jacket as lows will range from -10 C to -6 C, with lows of -6 C to -4 C on the Atlantic coastline.

Increasing cloudiness can be expected after midnight, especially in the southwest of Nova Scotia where flurries will develop before sunrise.

Mostly clear and chilly this evening, increasing cloudiness overnight. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

Flurries will turn to rain for the South Shore, Annapolis Valley, and Halifax County Wednesday morning. An initial coating of snow will quickly melt and wash away as the changeover occurs.

The northeast of the mainland and Cape Breton will see flurries turn to rain Wednesday afternoon and early evening.

Initial accumulations of snow for that part of the province will be as much as two to five centimetres before the rain takes over.

Flurries followed by a turn over to rain as temperatures rise through the day and night. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

Winds will be southeast tomorrow and increase to 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The southeast winds will bring temperatures into a range of 2 C to 6 C by late afternoon, with temperatures continuing to rise into Thursday morning.

Expect rain, drizzle and fog for Wednesday night, with rainfall amounts through Wednesday of 10 to 15 millimetres.

The next part of this system comes through on Thursday. Periods of rain accompanied by high and gusty southerly winds. Additional rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 millimetres are expected.

That will be enough rain over 48 hours that we'll need to watch for standing water and potentially some localized flooding. Hopefully, with the decreased snow and ice pack in the province, it won't be as bad as the system that we started with last week.

Another round of rain accompanied by localized downpours. Winds will be high and gusty from the south. Very mild air across the province. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

Winds will gust as high as 60 km/h to 80 km/h for most of Nova Scotia on Thursday. Localized gusts over 100 km/h in Inverness County of Cape Breton are also likely. The winds will ease with the rain through Thursday evening.

High temperatures Thursday morning will range from 10 C to 14 C and in some cases may match or exceed records for Feb. 25.

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Kalin Mitchell

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Kalin Mitchell is the meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News Atlantic Tonight. He can also be heard on various afternoon CBC Radio shows giving up-to-the-minute weather forecasts.

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