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Nova Scotia's coast to get snow and high winds, says Environment Canada

Though most of Nova Scotia will dodge the massive winter storm hitting the United States right now, Environment Canada said Saturday the system will pass over the province's Atlantic Coast overnight and on Sunday.

10 centimetres of snow are expected for parts of Nova Scotia overnight Saturday and Sunday

A man walks in the snow after a winter storm arrived in Washington Jan. 22, 2016. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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. 

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