Environment Canada is warning residents of Digby County about a messy winter storm that could drop a big dump of snow here overnight.
According to an alert issued at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Digby County could receive more than 15 cm of snow within a 12-hour period.
Environment Canada is calling for periods of rain for this evening, a risk of freezing rain later in the evening and then rain mixed with snow after midnight.
Friday’s forecast calls for periods of snow becoming mixed with rain in the afternoon.
They’re calling for a low of 0ºC tonight and a high of 2ºC tomorrow.
Winds will start out east at around 40 km/h (gusting to 60 km/h) tonight and swing round out of the northeast overnight.
The storm is the result of a low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine pushing eastward to lie south of Nova Scotia tonight and then stalling there into Friday.
Environment Canada advises residents to monitor forecasts as the storm approaches and develops.