Nova Scotia weather bringing snow and high winds to some areas

There will be sun and cloud for much of the mainland but Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Antigonish and Inverness Counties and snow is expected in western Cape Breton.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Antigonish and Inverness Counties

There will be a mix of sun and cloud Monday with parts of the province getting flurries or blowing snow. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Nova Scotia will see a mix of sun and cloud today, with a chance of showers or snow along with winds gusting in some areas. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Antigonish and Inverness Counties. The weather service warns there will be strong northwesterly winds with high water levels and pounding surf along the coast. 

There is also a blowing snow advisory for Inverness County.

Visibility could be poor this afternoon and into this evening as five to ten centimetres of snow is expected during the day, with another five centimetres overnight, Environment Canada says. 

Cape Breton

Today flurries are expected for much of Cape Breton. Strong northwest winds will develop this afternoon and continue into the evening with gusts that could reach 70 to 80 km/h across the island.

The high will be 2 C during the day, going down to –6 C at night. 

Monday it's expected to clear in the morning with winds from the north gusting to 50 km/h and a high of –1 C. 

Mainland Nova Scotia

For most of the mainland today, there will be a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of morning showers in the western and central parts of the province. Cloudy skies with showers and flurries are expected in the east. 

There will be northwest winds gusting to around 50 to 60 km/h across the mainland. Highs are expected to be 2 C  to 5 C. Tonight it should clear with lows between –10 C and –6 C.

For Monday, it's expected to be mainly sunny a highs between 2 C and 4 C. 

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