FORECAST

Sunny weather Thursday, but winter storm watch for Nova Scotia on Friday

Sun and fairly mild temperatures in Nova Scotia for Thursday. But a winter storm is headed this way for Friday.

Temperatures above zero for most of province on Thursday

Another winter storm is headed this way on Friday. (Nancy Waugh/CBC)

Thursday's forecast is mostly sunny with seasonal temperatures. Enjoy it while it lasts because snow is heading this way for Friday. 

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for the province all areas east of, and including, Halifax County. The national weather service says that a developing storm off the southeast coast of the United States is expected to intensify as it makes its way to the Atlantic provinces on Friday.  

The storm is expected to bring heavy snow, 15 to 25 centimetres is forecast in those areas. The majority of the snow is expected to start Friday afternoon and continue into the evening.

For counties west of Halifax, Environment Canada has a special weather statement in effect but is uncertain exactly what effect the storm will have on these areas.

Environment Canada has not said if there will be significant winds accompanying the storm.  

Thursday's Weather Forecast:

Central mainland (Including Greater Halifax)

Forecast: Mainly sunny.

High temperature: Near 2 C

Low temperature: Near -2 C

Northern Nova Scotia

Forecast: Mainly sunny.

High temperature: Zero to 2 C

Low temperature: -4 C to -2 C

Southwestern Nova Scotia

Forecast: Mostly sunny, afternoon cloud

High temperature: 2 C to 4 C

Low temperature: -2 C to 0 C

Annapolis Valley and Cumberland County

Forecast: Mostly sunny with afternoon cloud

High temperature: Near 2 C

Low temperature: -4 C

Cape Breton

Forecast: Mainly sunny

High temperature: -2 C to 0 C

Low temperature: -4 C to 0 C

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Peter Coade is the most experienced meteorologist in the Maritimes and has spent more than five decades as a weather forecaster. He provides Maritimers with up-to-the-minute weather forecasts every day.

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