(Update) A special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada

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Weather Statement has ended in Hslifax.  Check out the link for more information:

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

A special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information:

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

‘Significant snow, rain and wind is expected Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.

Total snowfall: 5 to 15 cm.

Total rainfall: 10 to 30 mm.

Maximum wind gusts: easterly 70 to 80 km/h.

Locations: central, northern and eastern Nova Scotia for highest amounts of snow; southwestern Nova Scotia will see primarily rain.

Time span: beginning near noon Thursday through early Friday morning.

Remarks: Snow or rain will develop over western areas of the province near noon Thursday and spread eastward during the afternoon. Snow will transition through ice pellets to rain with risk of freezing rain across most of the province Thursday evening, but over northern sections of the province and Cape Breton, snow and ice pellets could persist later into the night with a risk of a prolonged period of freezing rain. Precipitation should end or taper to flurries by Friday morning. Strong easterly winds will also develop Thursday afternoon and evening potentially giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow in some locations.

The timing of the snow and freezing precipitation could have impacts on late afternoon or the evening travel in some parts of the province.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.”

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