Will winter finally arrive? Snowfall warnings in effect for all of Nova Scotia

Will winter finally arrive? Snowfall warnings in effect for all of Nova Scotia

A blast of wintry weather is finally in store for Nova Scotia.

Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for the entire province, with some areas expected to see anywhere between 15 and 30 centimetres of snow.

The snow is expected to start falling early Friday and continue into Saturday morning.

There's also the chance of some snow-rain mix along parts of the Atlantic coast "which could reduce accumulations somewhat," the weather agency said.

Environment Canada has warned residents should prepare for "quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions," and significant impacts to traffic in urban areas.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow."

The province is in the midst of a fairly slow start to winter, according to CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon.

Earlier this week, Snoddon said Quebec and Atlantic Canada have been experiencing the warmest temperature anomalies in North America since the beginning of December, with just six centimetres of snow recorded at Halifax airport between Oct. 1 and Jan. 15.

Comparatively, the 30-year average of snowfall at that location is more than 90 centimetres.

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