More messy weather forecasted for Hants County

Ashley Thompson
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Meteorologist predicts region likely to be hit with 30 to 40 mm of rain

Snowplow operators throughout the province are getting ready for yet another winter storm.

Meteorologists are predicting Nova Scotia will be hit by another winter storm before the month ends.

A weather statement released by Environment Canada says a storm will develop over the eastern seaboard of the United States late Sunday, Dec. 29, and travel northeast to pass Nova Scotia.

“This system could bring significant snow, rain and strong winds to Nova Scotia Sunday night and Monday,” the weather statement reads.

Linda Libby, a meteorologist based in Charlottetown, P.E.I., says it appears areas of Nova Scotia bordering the Northumberland Strait and Cape Breton could see as much as 15 to 20 cm of snow.

It looks like western Nova Scotia and Hants County, on the other hand, are in for 30 to 40 mm of rain.

Parts of northern Nova Scotia and Hants County may be hit with ice pellets, or freezing rain.

“If you hear ice pellets you should think at least a risk of freezing rain,” Libby noted.

The storm is expected to end around midday Dec. 30. Libby says early projections indicate that the temperature could rise well above the freezing point after the storm.

She stressed that the forecast could change as the storm develops, and Environment Canada will issue updates as more information becomes available.

At this point, Libby says it looks like Sunday’s storm may be the final major weather event of this “snowy December” in Nova Scotia.

“That should be the last big weather system for the year.”

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Hants County, United States Charlottetown Cape Breton Northern Nova Scotia

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