Nova Scotia

Winter storm to hit Cape Breton, eastern Nova Scotia on Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for eastern parts of the mainland and Cape Breton with up to 30 centimetres of snow expected.

Winds and blowing snow could lead to zero visibility and hazardous conditions, Environment Canada warns

Snow is expected to start Saturday morning and continue through the day, Environment Canada says. (Laura Meader/CBC)

It's not time to put away those shovels yet, because up to 30 centimetres of snow is coming to Cape Breton and parts of mainland Nova Scotia tomorrow. 

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for the eastern part of the province and Cape Breton.

It says hazardous conditions are expected with winds, heavy snow and poor visibility. 

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations," the weather service advises. 

A storm over the northeastern United States is expected to pass over Nova Scotia on Saturday, with snow developing in the morning and continuing through the day. 

The warnings include Pictou County, Halifax County east of Porter's Lake, Guysborough County, Antigonish County and all of Cape Breton. 

CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says the areas hit and amounts of snow could change quickly with a slight change in the track of the storm.  

Snow and windy conditions are expected in southwestern parts of the province but Environment Canada says snowfall amounts will be limited to a few centimetres in the Tri-County area the Annapolis Valley.

Five to 10 centimetres is expected in the Halifax area, Hants, Colchester and Cumberland Counties. Winds are expected to gust to 60 km/h.

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