Nova Scotia will see mostly sun and cloud, but watch for snow squalls

With the worst of the winter storm behind Nova Scotia, expect cold temperatures, a few snow squalls, but mostly sun and cloud.

Drivers beware: low temperatures on the way may create icy conditions

Check out this picture from White Point Beach Resort. Looks like a great beach day! (White Point Beach Resort/Facebook)

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
As temperatures fall tonight, be careful of icy spots. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

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.

A mix of sun and cloud along with scattered flurries by tomorrow. Temperatures will be a little colder than normal and with gusty winds, so dress warmly. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

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.

About the Author

Kalin Mitchell


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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