FORECAST

Temperatures to dip in Nova Scotia before nor'easter hits on Friday

Get ready for a dip in the temperature over the next few days, culminating in a snowy Friday.

Low temperatures will be between –12 C and –8 C tonight, says CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell

Temperatures will dip across the province tonight, including at the Port Clyde Bridge in Shelburne County. (Submitted by Justin Nickerson)

Get ready for a dip in the temperature over the next few days, culminating in a snowy Friday.

This evening, there will be cloudy skies and isolated showers and wet flurries across the province. Then, as the cold front passes, we'll see some clearing overnight.

Low temperatures will be between –12 C and –8 C, and closer to –6 C on the coast.

Be careful of icy spots on the roads due to the thawing and freezing we've had over the last 24 hours.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be light and variable in direction. (CBC)

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be light and variable in direction. You can expect some increasing cloudiness in the west of Nova Scotia late in the day, with a chance of isolated flurries.

High temperatures tomorrow will be between –2 C and 3 C, with Cape Breton experiencing the coldest temperatures and the South Shore the warmest.

It looks like Friday's nor'easter will get close enough to impact Nova Scotia.

Friday's snow will likely fall in the northeast of the province, including Cape Breton, says CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell. (CBC)

The most snow will likely fall in the northeast of the province, including Cape Breton. Cape Breton may see as much as 15 cm to 25 cm, and that will taper to 10 cm to 15 cm around Halifax and 2 cm to 10 cm into the southwest.

The Atlantic coastline should see a mix of rain and ice pellets.

The snowy mix will be accompanied by north and northeast wind gusts in excess of 60 km/h. This means blowing snow will greatly reduce visibility on the roads at times.

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Kalin Mitchell

Meteorologist

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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