Some students and teachers are celebrating their second snow day in Nova Scotia as school boards yield to slick and slushy roads Thursday morning.

Forecasters called for a mix of rain and snow along the Atlantic coast overnight. Environment Canada has issued snowfall and freezing rain warnings for a chunk of northern mainland Nova Scotia and all of Cape Breton.

Between 15 and 20 centimetres of snow is expected to fall Thursday morning and afternoon.

So far schools in these regions are closed:

  • Chignecto Central Regional School Board
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
  • Strait Regional School Board
  • Annapolis Valley Regional School

The Nova Scotia Community College closed its Marconi, Pictou, Truro and Cumberland campuses for the day.

It's the second disturbance this week, but CBC meteorologist Peter Coade said it won't be the last. More rain is in the forecast and there's even a risk of thundershowers on Friday night. 

But some relief is coming.

"I expect the weekend to see more sun than cloud," said Coade.