Though most of Nova Scotia will dodge the massive winter storm sweeping across northeastern United States, Environment Canada said Saturday the system will pass over southern parts of the province over the next 24 hours. 

All the counties along the Atlantic coast are expected to get up to 10 centimetres of snow overnight Saturday and into Sunday, according to the weather agency. 

Winds are expected to gust between 60 to 80 km/h, reducing visibility.

Environment Canada warned the storm would only have to shift northwards slightly to greatly increase snowfall amounts.