Snowfall warning

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Snowfall amount near 15 centimetres is expected to fall overnight tonight.

This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

A deepening low pressure system will move toward the Maritimes today and deepen overnight. The centre of the low is forecast to track over southern New Brunswick overnight tonight and through northern Prince Edward Island Thursday morning.

As the storm approaches..6 to 8 hours of snow is expected to give 10 to near 15 centimetres for much of Nova Scotia. The snow is forecast to change quickly to ice pellets and/or freezing rain then to rain as its warm front passes. Temperatures will rise up to 8 degrees early Thursday then drop below freezing again by Thursday evening bringing a return to icy surface conditions.

Gusty west to southwest winds will arrive as the storm moves north of the province on Thursday. For the Cape Breton Highlands these winds are forecast to gust up to 90 km/h. Les Suetes up to 130 km/h are expected in the southeasterlies early Thursday.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands

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