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Two rounds of snow target Nova Scotia, sea-effect snow finally eases

Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 6:30 pm - Snow lingers in western Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia is the target of the next system approaching the region.

Visit our Complete Guide to Winter 2019/2020 for an in-depth look at the Winter Forecast, tips to plan for it and a sneak peek at the spring season next year


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • System skims southern Nova Scotia with snow early Wednesday
  • Quick second shot of snow for Maritimes Thursday
  • Gusty, cold winds and minus double-digit wind chill for Thursday
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WEDNESDAY -- TWO ROUNDS FOR NOVA SCOTIA

A system that's been slowly working its way up the U.S. East Coast will bring another round of snow for Nova Scotia early Wednesday. While flurries are expected for much of the province, except Cape Breton, and some may skim southern New Brunswick, the bulk of the snow will target southern Nova Scotia, south of Halifax. That said, the city itself is still in line for 5 to 10 cm of snow.

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THURSDAY -- GUSTY WINDS, ICY WIND CHILL

Another disturbance following quickly on the heels of the first brings the risk for another burst of snow Wednesday night and into Thursday, again, mainly targetting Nova Scotia. Accumulations from this should be fairly light.

This second disturbance will likely kick off another round of gusty winds and onshore snow squalls for Thursday, however, with cold, northwest winds pushing wind chill values to near -20 for some.

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LOOK AHEAD: WATCHING A POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS EVE STORM

The cold pattern will continue into the weekend for Atlantic Canada, with a minor system expected to impact parts of the region on Sunday. But it's beyond that -- into prime travel time -- that forecasters are watching. "A stronger system is possible for Newfoundland on Christmas Eve," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "There's the potential for significant snow for the Avalon." Take a closer look at this last chance for a white Christmas, here.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network for your latest forecast updates.

Thumbnail: Strong winds cause icy build-up in Dartmouth, NS. Image courtesy Nathan Coleman.

BELOW: THE REALITY OF DRIVING IN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS

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