Heavy snow continues through the night into Friday for Nova Scotia

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Heavy snow continues through the night into Friday for Nova Scotia
Heavy snow continues through the night into Friday for Nova Scotia
Heavy snow continues through the night into Friday for Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotians will see the back of what's shaped up to be a powerful winter blast, waking up Friday morning to 25+ cm in the worst-hit areas, and significant amounts elsewhere, though Friday itself will offer little more than lingering, short-lived flurries. The weekend is calmer, though cool, ahead of an unsettled next week with milder patches. A closer look, below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • System ends early Friday morning aside from lingering flurries

  • Cold and fair for the weekend

  • Unsettled with mild spells next week, diminishing the chance of a White Christmas

FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND: HEAVY SNOW TAPERS FLURRIES EARLY MORNING

While past systems brought mostly rain to Nova Scotia, Thursday's nor'easter was well and truly a wintry blast for the province, and it was still ongoing Thursday night.

Some 25+ cm is possible for western Nova Scotia, along with 15-20 cm for the Halifax Area when things finally come to a close early Friday morning. Though there will be some lingering flurries here and there, they won't amount to much in comparison to what fell Thursday.

NSSnow
NSSnow

NATHAN COLEMAN REPORTS ON THE POOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN HALIFAX

Beyond Friday, the weekend looks fair, but cold.

BEYOND: NOT AS GOOD A CHANCE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS AS YOU THINK

With such a big winter hit in Nova Scotia, and past systems bringing very significant snow to parts of New Brunswick in recent days, you'd think Atlantic Canada is a lock for a White Christmas.

For the next week leading into Christmas itself, however, conditions look to be unsettled yet milder: A weak system Monday will bring rain mostly to southern areas, while a stronger storm will track across the region Tuesday, bringing rain and mild temperatures, though heavy snow possible on the storm's back end.

The mild conditions will actually leave many areas with a lower chance to see a White Christmas, despite this recent wintry blast. It's not completely off the table, but people in the region shouldn't expect it.

Christmas east
Christmas east

"Well above-seasonal temperatures are expected for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with the potential for a significant storm to track across the region during Christmas and Boxing Day," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the active weather in your area.