A Christmas wreath was dusted with snow Dec. 17. More snow is expected, however, with up to 15-20 centimetres expected overnight and into Wednesday. - Kirk Starratt
A Christmas wreath was covered with a light dusting of snow Dec. 17. There's likely more snow to come - Kings County is under another snowfall warning.
According to the latest alert from Environment Canada, Kings County residents can expect 15 to 20 centimetres of snow tonight and Wednesday.
This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system will develop near Long Island this afternoon then track northeastward to lie over the Gulf of Maine Wednesday morning. It will then reintensify as it tracks over Southwestern Nova Scotia to lie near Cape Breton Island Wednesday evening.
Snow ahead of this system will begin over Southwestern Nova Scotia late this evening then spread across the mainland overnight and then Cape Breton early Wednesday morning. Snowfall totals of up to 20 centimetres are expected with the highest amounts over Colchester and Cumberland counties. The precipitation will gradually end from west to east Wednesday evening. Snowfall amounts will be less along the Atlantic coast due to the precipitation change-over from snow to rain and therefore no warnings are required for these regions at this time.
In addition Les Suetes winds gusting to 140 kilometres per hour are expected Wednesday afternoon as the low approaches Cape Breton.
Note that the system has yet to form and even a slight shift in its forecast track or intensity could have a significant impact in the amount of precipitation received in any area. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as additional warnings may be required.
Travellers and people planning weather sensitive activities should continue to monitor weather forecasts for updates.