Environment Canada is monitoring a potentially messy mix that could be headed our way later this week. The national weather forecaster says snow, ice pellets and rain with a risk of freezing rain will likely affect the province beginning either Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night.
Environment Canada says there’s a lot of uncertainty as to how much precipitation will fall as snow, ice pellets, rain or freezing rain. Strong northeasterly winds will accompany this storm. Precipitation should end Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Environment Canada is watching another storm that could impact our area in a couple of days. The national weather forecaster has issued a Special Weather Statement indicating a low pressure system will approach the province Wednesday night and Thursday. Snow will develop Wednesday night over southwestern portions, and will spread Thursday to the rest of the province. A changeover to rain is expected Thursday for much of the province, but could persist as snow over easternmost sections of Nova Scotia on Friday and maybe into Saturday. Generally 5 to 10 centimetres is expected with higher amounts possible over eastern Nova Scotia.
Also large waves, heavy pounding surf and higher than normal water levels will continue to affect the Atlantic coast of the province today. That could cause minor coastal flooding, shore or beach erosion and possible infrastructure damage, especially during high tide.
Northeastern Nova Scotia is in for a messy mix of weather late Wednesday into Thursday. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating the next disturbance will bring with it snow, freezing rain and rain. It’s from a low pressure system that will approach the region Wednesday.
It will start out as snow over western Nova Scotia Wednesday afternoon spreading eastward Wednesday night. It will then change over to a period of freezing rain and then to rain at times heavy. Strong southerly winds will also develop ahead of the storm.
It’s expected 5 to 10 centimes of snow will fall, up to 15 centimetres over northern Nova Scotia. Rainfall amounts exceeding 25 millimetres are possible, especially along the Atlantic coast.
We could be in for a messy end to the week. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating meteorologists are watching a system that could bring significant rainfall to much of the province on Friday. At this point, it’s still too earlier to predict how much rain the province will receive.
A second system is also on the federal weather forecaster’s radar, which is expected to give a prolonged period of freezing rain to much of Nova Scotia on Saturday
It looks like a Christmas Day storm is in the offing. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating that a low pressure system is expected to develop off Cape Hatteras on Sunday and intensify as it moves northeastward, impacting Nova Scotia on Christmas Day, starting in the morning over southwestern parts of the province, reaching Cape Breton by afternoon.
Winds are also expected to pick up giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow. As far as snow accumulations and the areas mostly likely to be affected, the national weather forecaster indicates it’s too early to say. However it could reach 15 centimetres of snow or more. This low could also produce large waves and storm surge, which may give higher than normal water levels and pounding surf for north facing shorelines of Cape Breton extending west to Pictou County Monday night.
Get ready for a lot of rain this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, indicating a new low pressure system will advance over the Great
Lakes and bring another prolonged period of rain starting Friday night. It will begin in southwestern Nova Scotia, spreading to the rest of the province during the night.
Rainfall amounts from the system is expected to be around 50 mm’s, with higher amounts in some areas.