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Intense winter storm expected to bring snow, high winds to Maritimes

Intense winter storm expected to bring snow, high winds to Maritimes”

A winter storm watch has been issued for the entire Halifax Regional Municipality with heavy snow forecast to begin on Tuesday afternoon.

The forecaster says heavy snow and strong winds are likely to begin on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, a low pressure system will develop off Cape Hatteras and will intensify as it heads northeastward toward the Maritimes, tracking near Nova Scotia late Tuesday night.

Continue to monitor Environment Canada as the system draws nearer and potential impacts become more certain.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of -5 C. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming east 20 gusting to 40 this morning then northeast 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. The snow could change to rain Wednesday morning. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 70 except gusting to 90 over exposed areas in the morning. High 2. Night: Snow. High -3. Night: Cloudy periods.

Thursday - Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. Night: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. High 1. Night: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries.

Sunday - A mix of sun and cloud.



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