Weather in Nova Scotia Today

Weather warnings blanket Maritimes

Fernwood PEI snow roadFrom snow, to rain, to ice pellets and high winds, just about everywhere in the Maritime provinces is under some sort of weather warning today.

The storm, which began early on Tuesday has caused travel disruptions and power outages.

Most flights arriving and departing from JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport were cancelled Tuesday. There were also a few flights cancelled at Charlottetown Airport and Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

High winds knocked out power to thousands across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Northern New Brunswick in for snow

Northern New Brunswick was expecting the worst of the snow, with 15 to 25 centimetres forecast.

Central New Brunswick, including the Fredericton area, was under a winter storm warning with an extended period of freezing rain that was forecast to change to ice pellets and then heavy snow later in the afternoon.

"Light snow and ice pellets will become snow at times heavy this morning, " an Environment Canada statement said.

"The heavy snow will taper to periods of light snow this evening over northwestern New Brunswick but will persist throughout the night over northeastern New Brunswick."

Moncton was expected to get about 10 centimetres worth of ice pellets before changing back to snow this evening, while Saint John was under a heavy rainfall warning changing to snow later in the evening. Sussex was under a freezing rain warning.

"Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, " said Environment Canada.

Nova Scotia: expect a bit of everything

In Nova Scotia, there were warnings for just about every type of winter weather.

Guysborough, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties were all under wind warnings with gusts as high as 100 km/h early this evening.

Inverness County is under a Les Suêtes wind warning with strong east to southeasterly winds gusting to 110 km/h forecast to develop from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence this evening. Winds will diminish after midnight.

Victoria County in Cape Breton is under a snowfall warning with 15 to 25 centimetres expected to fall with the heaviest snow this evening.

Richmond County was expected to see a "complex mix" of weather beginning as snow over western parts of the island in the morning, spreading to the east in the afternoon. Snow will later change to ice pellets over many areas, and then turn to a mix of snow and rain tonight before tapering to showers or flurries.

People in that area of the province can expect 10 to 15 centimetres of ice pellets and snow.

Most of the central mainland of Nova Scotia was expected to be spared the worst, including Halifax County and the rest of the South Shore.

Snowfall and winter storm warnings for P.E.I.

On Prince Edward Island, Kings and Queens counties were under snowfall warnings with 15 to 20 centimetres of snow.

Heavy snow, rain, freezing rain, heavy rain, ice pellets and high wind warnings are in place across the Maritime provinces today. (Melanie Hoover/Facebook)

"The snow will change to ice pellets around midday and then back to snow, heavy at times, this evening. Total snow and ice pellet accumulations are expected to reach 15 to 20 cm before tapering to showers or flurries later tonight, " Environment Canada said.

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