Winter Storm WarningIssued at 10:45 AM ADT Wednesday 12 March 2014
Snow and blowing snow are forecast tonight and Thursday. This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Details
A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes tonight and track over Nova Scotia on Thursday. This system will bring snow at times heavy to most of the province by this evening. Over northern regions, the snow will continue overnight and end late in the day Thursday bringing snowfall totals of up to 35 centimetres. Over northeastern regions of the province the combination of snow, strong winds and cold temperatures will give blizzard conditions. Over southernmost regions, the heavy snow will change to ice pellets and freezing rain overnight and these conditions will continue Thursday morning. The only region not expected to see significant snowfall is Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County where heavy rainfall is expected tonight before the changeover to freezing rain and ice pellets. The precipitation will change back to snow Thursday afternoon then taper off Thursday evening.