Environment Canada ups its projected snowfall amounts for Sunday storm

Mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain descends on Montreal

Environment Canada has increased its projected snowfall amounts for a storm that's going to hit Nova Scotia Sunday.

The weather agency is predicting the entire province should see 15 centimetres of snow and inland areas could see more, which is up from its earlier projection of five to 15 centimetres.

All of Nova Scotia, excluding Cumberland County, is under a snowfall warning.

Most counties are also under a freezing rain warning, except for Cumberland County, Digby and Yarmouth counties. 

The snow is expected to change to a mixture of ice pellets and freezing rain, before turning to rain later tonight or into tomorrow, says Environment Canada.

It warns roads will become icy and hazardous as the system moves across the province.

Overnight parking ban in Halifax

An overnight winter parking ban will be enforced in Halifax from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, to allow crews to clear snow from streets and sidewalks, the municipality said Sunday.

As well, crews were out Sunday applying brine to roads to prevent ice buildup, the city said in a release.