01/29/2015 04:25 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT

Maritimes bracing for more snow

The Maritimes has barely cleaned up from a nor'easter that roared through the region earlier this week, and now Environment Canada is warning of more heavy weather to start the weekend.

A special weather statement has been issued for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for overnight Friday into Saturday.

Environment Canada says snow will begin in southwest Nova Scotia Friday evening and spread, with strong winds giving some blowing snow.

The forecast says snow will change to freezing rain by Saturday morning, then rain by the afternoon before changing back to snow Saturday evening.

Predictions are for 10 to 15 cm across the province.

New Brunswick is expected to be hardest hit by this system, with 10 to 20 cm across southern parts of the province and 10 cm to the north. The snow is expected to begin overnight Friday.

The weather statement also indicates strong winds will cause blowing snow.

In Prince Edward Island, snow and blowing snow is expected to change to freezing rain Saturday afternoon, then back to snow by evening.

An average of 15 cm is expected across the province.

Environment Canada says future watches and warnings may be necessary and advises the public to monitor forecasts.