Snowfall warnings in Halifax as Maritimes brace for heavy snow
It’s the beginning of meteorological spring across the northern hemisphere, but folks across Atlantic Canada are bracing for a dose of heavy snow to end the week.
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After a round of light snow on Wednesday, attention turns toward the next storm that promises widespread heavy snowfall to wrap up the week.
A low-pressure system developing off the East Coast will track toward the Maritimes on Thursday, bringing snow to the region by the afternoon hours.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Thursday night and into early Friday morning.
Anyone travelling Thursday night or Friday morning can expect hazardous road conditions with widespread heavy snow and gusty winds. Reduced visibility will be a hazard during periods of blowing snow.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued a snowfall warning ahead of the storm, including parts of Nova Scotia and the western Fundy shores in New Brunswick. This includes the cities of Halifax and Saint John.
“Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected,” ECCC said in its alert for Halifax.
The snow is expected to taper through the mid-morning hours on Friday as the system pulls away, but blowing snow will likely continue until late morning.
While many of the systems this past winter have brought mainly rain and milder conditions to Nova Scotia, this time around, major travel routes in the province will likely receive between 10 and 20 cm of snow.
We’re on the lookout for another potential for snow across the region to start next week as a strong and active storm track continues moving up the coast.
Be sure to check back for the latest weather updates across Atlantic Canada.