Snowfall warning in effect

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Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Pictou County.

A low pressure system developing south of Nova Scotia will intensify as it moves north tonight. The low is expected to track over Eastern Cape Breton early Friday morning.

"There is now more certainty on the track of this low as it approaches Nova Scotia and it looks like the snow will push further west than previously indicated in our earlier forecasts," Environment Canada stated on their site.

Pictou County should see about 15 to 20 centimetres of snow while areas further west, such as Truro and Halifax Metro, should see about 10 to possibly 15 centimetres. Southwest Nova Scotia should see snowfall amounts of less than 5 centimetres.

Highest snowfall amounts as well as the most persistent blowing snow are expected over Cape Breton where a winter storm warning is in effect. Cape Breton will likely see 30 to possibly 40 centimetres of snow before the precipitation tapers off late Friday morning. The counties of Antigonish and Guysborough have also been upgraded to winter storm warning as those areas will see 20 to 30 centimetres of snow before the snow tapers off Friday morning.

Strong winds associated with the low will give blowing snow to much of Northeast Nova Scotia tonight and Friday morning.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Pictou County Antigonish Guysborough

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