Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with snowfall warnings in effect for southeastern parts of Newfoundland.
A potential winter storm could affect mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, P.E.I. and southern New Brunswick Thursday night and early Friday morning. A second storm is possible for Sunday night and Monday.
Southeastern Newfoundland could get as much as 20 centimetres of snow by Friday afternoon, with strong winds and blowing snow.
The national weather service said a low pressure system is forecast to develop near Cape Cod this evening and intensify as it tracks across Nova Scotia overnight to lie east of Cape Breton Friday morning. This system is expected to bring snow, rain and gusty winds to most of Nova Scotia Thursday before ending Friday morning as it moves away.
It’s not clear exactly how much or what types of precipitation could fall Thursday.
"There is still uncertainty with respect to the track and intensity of the system. It is possible that some regions may require a snowfall warning as more than 15 centimetres of snow could fall during the overnight period tonight," said the Environment Canada weather statement.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as the weather system approaches.
A second winter storm is expected to develop over the eastern seaboard of the U.S. late Sunday and track northeastward passing near Nova Scotia on Monday. This system could bring significant snow, rain and strong winds.
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