A look at weather in Pictou County
© JOHN BRANNEN - THE NEWS
A look outside The News office this morning.
Today, 18 December
Snow at times heavy becoming mixed with rain late this afternoon. Snowfall amount 20 to 30 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning then becoming north 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High plus 1.
Tonight, 18 December
Periods of snow ending before morning then mainly cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 11.
Thursday, 19 December
Mainly cloudy. A few flurries beginning early in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the afternoon. High minus 4.
Friday, 20 December
Cloudy. Low minus 10 except minus 5 along the Strait. High zero.
Saturday, 21 December
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. High zero.
Sunday, 22 December
Periods of freezing rain or rain. Low minus 3. High plus 2.
Monday, 23 December
Cloudy. Low minus 3. High minus 3.
Tuesday, 24 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 8. High minus 6.
Winter storm warning for Pictou County upgraded from Winter storm watch
15 to 30 centimet res of snow with blowing snow expected today.
This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system currently southwest of the province will intensify as it tracks northeastward along the Atlantic coastline to lie over Cape Breton early this evening.
Snow is already falling over the western half of the province and will quickly spread eastward this morning. Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected for the province with about 10 centimetres expected along the Atlantic coast as there will be a changeover to rain for those areas. Strengthening winds today will create blowing snow causing reduced visibilities for many regions. Snow is expected to taper to flurries this afternoon over western regions and this evening for eastern regions except for exposed areas of Cape Breton where snow will persist tonight.
In addition Les Suetes winds gusting to 130 km/h are forecast this afternoon as the low approaches Cape Breton.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as additional warnings may be required