Blowing snow warning still in effect

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A snowblower clears sidewalks in Stellarton Monday.

A blowing snow warning is still in effect from Environment Canada.

According to their meterologists, strong westerly winds will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow for much of today.

An intense low pressure system north of Cape Breton will move slowly northeastward to lie over Newfoundland this evening. Much of Northern Mainland Nova Scotia will continue to experience frequently reduced visibilities in flurries and blowing snow until mid afternoon today.

The forecast for the next few days is:

Today

Periods of snow and blowing snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 80. Temperature steady near minus 4.

Tonight

Flurries. Amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 70. Low minus 6.

Tuesday

A few flurries ending in the afternoon then clearing. Local blowing snow in the morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming light in the evening. High minus 1.

Wednesday

Flurries or rain showers. Windy. Low minus 9. High plus 3.

Thursday

Cloudy. Low minus 4. High zero.

Friday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Windy. Low minus 4. High minus 2.

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High minus 3.

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 11. High minus 2.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Newfoundland

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