With freezing temperatures in the negative double digits across much of the country, Maritimers heading out into the cold should bundle up. 

Many people in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. started the New Year with temperatures in the mid -20's.

Northern New Brunswick remained under a windchill warning New Year's Day as a cold Arctic airmass resulted in predicted wind chill values of -35 to -40.  

CBC meteorologist Peter Coade said Nova Scotians should expect another wintry blast as Friday's "on again-off again" storm is expected to bring more snow to the region.

"A disturbance will develop along the American seaboard Thursday and intensify rapidly as it moves to the northeast to pass south of Nova Scotia during the day Friday," said Coade. 

Snow is expected to start Thursday evening along the south shore of Nova Scotia and spread across the province overnight. 

"Friday we'll see some blizzard conditions in exposed areas and with a very strong east to northeast wind during the day," said Coade. 

"Most transportation services will be affected. Too soon to [estimate] exact amounts, but it will be shovelable to say the least."