Another late February day has brought another set of smashed high-temperature records in Nova Scotia.

The combination of warm, humid air drawn up the Eastern Seaboard and period of sunshine has sent highs soaring into the low to mid-teens around the province. As of 2 p.m., new records have been set at:

  • Greenwood, the warmest spot in the country, reached 17.8 C
  • Amherst — 15.8 C
  • Kejimkujik National Park — 15.1 C
  • Sydney — 11.4 C
  • Yarmouth — 10.2 C
NS weather Feb 29, 2016

It will be cloudy and mild tonight with scattered showers moving across the province. Winds will be gusty from the southwest and west. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

Temperatures will fall tonight and through Tuesday with the passage of a cold front.

This evening will see the province with cloudy or increasingly cloudy skies. Patches of fog and drizzle will develop around the Atlantic coastline.

Scattered bands of showers will move through tonight and early Tuesday morning. Winds will be out of the southwest and occasionally gust 40 to 60 km/h before turning west near and after midnight. Temperatures will fall into a range of 0 C to 4 C by near sunrise Tuesday.

Scattered showers clear the northeast of the mainland and Cape Breton Tuesday morning. Cape Breton, showers will be replaced by isolated flurries in Inverness County for the afternoon and evening as colder winds blows in off the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The rest of Nova Scotia will clear to see a mostly sunny afternoon. Winds will turn northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h and temperatures will fall into a range of –2 C to 2 C.

Tuesday evening and night will be mostly clear with low temperatures of –7 C to -4 C.

NS Weather Feb 26 2016

Showers clear as will the skies, except in Cape Breton where isolated flurries may blow in off the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Temperatures will fall through the day in northwest winds. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)