Nova Scotia will see mostly sun and cloud, but watch for snow squalls
Drivers beware: low temperatures on the way may create icy conditions
Even though a few parts of the province didn't even need to glance at the snow shovel, here are the top 10 highest snowfall reports I've been able to find today.
Please note some of these numbers were casually observed by the public and are unofficial.
- Rawdon Gold Mines - 29.2 centimetres
- Trafalgar - 22.1 centimetres
- Hammonds Plains - 22.1 centimetres
- Nappan - 22.1 centimetres
- St. Anns - 21.6 centimetres
- Dartmouth - 20.3 centimetres
- Bedford - 20.3 centimetres
- Antigonish - 17.8 centimetres
- Yarmouth - 17.8 centimetres
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport - 16.0 centimetres
Most of the snow with this system has cleared us in Nova Scotia, but there are a few things we need to watch for heading through the evening and tonight.
As the low moves into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, bands of flurries will wrap around it and across Nova Scotia. Most are only looking at another few centimetres in the flurries, but be careful about more intense squalls coming in off the Northumberland Strait and Gulf of St. Lawrence for the northeastern mainland and Cape Breton.
Winds will be gusty this evening and tonight — out of a west and northwest direction and as strong as 50 to 80 km/h, except around the coast of Cape Breton with winds near 90 km/h.
These winds will usher in colder air, so you can expect any remaining slushy snow to freeze up this evening and tonight. Be careful about icy spots on any untreated surfaces. Low temperatures will generally range –10 to –6 C tonight.
Thursday is a calmer day for the province. Mostly a mix of sun and cloud with westerly winds 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. Some flurries can be expected where the winds are onshore. Once again, some localized snow squalls may develop for the northeast of the mainland and Cape Breton.
If you drive into a squall you'll find your visibility restricted and they can leave very localized snowfall accumulations. High temperatures of –8 to –3 C tomorrow, coldest in Cumberland and Colchester counties.