Weather warning for Northern Nova Scotia

Christopher Gooding
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AMHERST – Don’t put those shovels away yet. There’s more snow coming.

More snow coming

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for Cumberland County and the Cobequid Pass up to 20 centimetres of snowfall is expected to start tonight and Wednesday.

According to Environment Canada a low pressure system will develop near Long Island this afternoon then track northeastward to lie over the Gulf of Maine Wednesday morning. It will then intensify as it tracks over Southwestern Nova Scotia to lie near Cape Breton Island Wednesday evening.

Snow ahead of this system will begin over Southwestern Nova Scotia late this evening then spread across the mainland overnight and then Cape Breton early Wednesday morning. Snowfall totals up to 20 centimetres are expected with the highest amounts over Colchester and Cumberland counties. The precipitation will gradually end from west to east Wednesday evening. Snowfall amounts will be less along the Atlantic coast as the snow will change to rain during the day.

In addition Les Suetes winds gusting to 140 km/h are forecast Wednesday afternoon as the low approaches Cape Breton.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as additional warnings may be required.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Cape Breton Island, Long Island Maine Colchester Atlantic

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