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School cancellations, flight delays persist in Nova Scotia

01/28/2015 05:35 EST | Updated 03/30/2015 05:59 EDT
For the second day in a row, school and flight cancellations are racking up across Nova Scotia. 

Several school boards across the province have cancelled classes for the day and many morning flights out of Halifax Stanfield International Airport are cancelled or delayed. 

Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for several counties including Colchester counties, Halifax counties, Hants County and Pictou County.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions," a weather warning states. 

"Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces."

The centre of the latest nor’easter is located over Yarmouth, Nova Scotia this morning.

This centre will continue its slow eastward progression, travelling the length of mainland Nova Scotia during the day and moving into the Gulf of St. Lawrence by early Wednesday evening to cross to Newfoundland and Labrador overnight Wednesday night.

With the wind becoming strong northerly in its wake, temperatures will be falling during the day today. A ridge of high pressure will build into the Maritimes overnight tonight with a clearing sky and make for a sunny Thursday.

Next up, a disturbance moving in from the northwest to bring more snow, developing in northwestern New Brunswick Friday morning and slipping down to bring snow to the rest of the region before daybreak on Saturday.

There is a chance that Nova Scotia could be mild enough on Saturday to see the snow change to rain.

This disturbance then moves out before daybreak on Sunday to allow for a sunny Sunday before another snowy disturbance arrives on Monday.

Temperatures will be falling Wednesday, then colder than normal with the sunshine on Thursday but rising to above the norm for Friday and Saturday then falling again to colder than the normal for Sunday and Monday.

After that, I will let the ground hog take over for the rest of the week.

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