AMHERST – Cumberland County is under a winter storm watch for Thursday as a weather-maker moves into the region from central Canada.
Snow and ice pellets will become mixed and with and change to rain late Thursday. This will combine with high winds to give potential treacherous driving conditions, especially inland and over higher terrain.
Snow and ice pellets are expected to begin over southwestern regions early Thursday and spread to cross the remainder of the region during the day.
Snow will be heaviest inland and to the north, and may reach warning criteria over parts of Cape Breton and the Cobequid hills. Up to 10 centimetres of snow is forecast in the Amherst area.
Winds are expected to gust to 100 km/h in southwestern Nova Scotia. A Les Suetes warning is in place over the Cape Breton Highlands for Thursday night.
Friday’s forecast is calling for rain or snow.