Winter mix of snow, ice pellets and rain on the way

Greg Bennett
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A mix of winter weather expected tonight and Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Nova Scotia to alert people that snow, ice pellets and some rain is in our future.

 A trough of low pressure over Southern New England will move northeastward today (Monday, Dec. 9) and pass through the Maritimes tonight into Tuesday.

Snow will begin over southwestern regions of the province this afternoon and spread northeast to reach Cape Breton by midnight.  The snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain over most regions after a few centimetres of snow has accumulated.  The precipitation will then change to rain overnight before ending early Tuesday.

General snowfall amounts of less than 5 centimetres are expected over the mainland while 5 to 10 centimetres can be expected over much of Cape Breton.

The highest amounts are forecast over Victoria County where 10 to 15 centimetres can be expected.

The public is being advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required or extended.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Victoria County

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