[Updated 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18]
Environment Canada is calling for 15 to 20 cm of snow tonight.
The forecast issued at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 calls for snow at times heavy beginning this evening, mixed with ice pellets late tonight. There is also a chance of freezing rain during the change over.
Local blowing snow overnight will cause reduced visibility. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 4.
Wednesday they’re calling for flurries becoming mixed with rain showers late in the morning, ending in the evening. Local blowing snow in the morning. A high of plus 3 dropping to minus 1 in the afternoon.
The warning released at 11 a.m. Tuesday says:
“A low pressure system developing south of Long Island will push slowly northeastward and is expected to move into the Gulf of Maine tonight then track over Nova Scotia on Wednesday. Snow ahead of the system will begin over southwestern Nova Scotia late this afternoon and spread eastward this evening.
“At this point it seems that the system will draw in some milder air from the Atlantic which will likely override the colder air currently entrenched over the region and will likely result in the snow changing to or becoming mixed with ice pellets mainly over southwestern regions. There is also a risk of freezing rain this evening and overnight in the southwest.
“This changeover will depend on the track and intensity of the low, as even a slight shift could greatly affect the amount and type of precipitation received at any location in the province.”