Nova Scotia will see some snow over the weekend with a passing nor'easter, but the heaviest snow and strongest winds will miss us.
A low pressure system is moving out of the southeastern U.S. and that will develop into a nor'easter on Saturday. That's expected to keep far enough offshore that the worst of it won't directly impact the province.
This evening, we'll see broken cloudiness with local flurries and snow squalls as a colder wind continues to blow from the west.
The winds will become more variable in direction overnight, shutting down the snow squalls.
Cloud cover will increase overnight and flurries are in the forecast. The Annapolis Valley and the South Shore may see accumulations of a few centimetres.
Low temperatures will be –16 C to –10 C except on the southwestern Atlantic coastline, where temperatures will be closer to –10 C to –7 C.
For Saturday morning, the skies will be mostly cloudy with periods of light snow around the Atlantic coastline.
There will be light snow, off and on, for the entire province through the afternoon and evening.
The snow will become steadier for Cape Breton and Yarmouth and Shelburne areas for Saturday evening. Accumulations of 5 cm to 10 cm can be expected by midnight, with another 2 cm to 5 cm possible overnight.
High temperatures will be –8 C to –4 C.
The snow will become lighter before sunrise on Sunday and it will end for much of the province, though it may linger as some flurries in Cape Breton and for the South Shore.
A mix of sun and cloud is expected following the snow. We'll have colder air to keep high temperatures in the range of –8 C to –4 C.