Nova Scotia to kick start weekend with sunshine

There will be a good deal sunshine for the start of the weekend.

Temperatures to dip overnight, with some flurries expected Saturday

Sunshine will start off the weekend in Nova Scotia. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Two cold fronts are on deck for Nova Scotia over the next few days, neither of which looks to bring in any overly active weather.

Instead, between the two systems, there will be a good deal sunshine for the start of the weekend.

Cold front Friday evening

The first cold front is passing through Friday evening. Scattered showers and flurries will continue for the province until near midnight.

After that, it's clearing skies moving into Saturday morning. That's with the exception of Cape Breton, which will still have a chance of a few flurries up until noon on Saturday.

Winds will turn northwest behind the front tonight, 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h. Chillier air will be moving back in and lows will range -11 C to -6 C around the province.

Friday night low temperatures will range from -6 C to -11 C. (CBC)

Sunshine, flurries Saturday

We'll see skies mostly sunny Saturday with a mix of sun and cloud.

Cape Breton has a chance of morning flurries. The best chance of flurries will be in Inverness County as winds blow onshore off the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Those flurries may amount to as much as a coating to five centimetres.

Winds will be northwest and west to start the day, but will turn southwest late afternoon and evening. They'll be sustained 20 to 30 km/h with occasional gusts of 40 to 50 km/h.

High temperatures will be -4 C to 0 C.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with some flurries. These are temperatures forecast for around 2 p.m. (CBC)

Warm Sunday, chilly in evening

Mostly clear Saturday evening with increasing cloudiness Saturday night and low temperatures of -6 C to 0 C.

The second cold front moves through Sunday, bringing with it clouds with sunny breaks and isolated showers or flurries for the province.

Temperatures initially will be mild ahead of the front with daytime highs of 2 C to 6 C, but will return to below freezing Sunday night.

Sunday will start off warmer than much of the rest of the weekend. (CBC)

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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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