What a messy start to the new season…or is it?   That depends on where you woke up this morning.

A strong, blocking high pressure system over New Brunswick is serving up a gorgeous day there…with sunshine and above normal temperatures.  Meanwhile, an area of low pressure that will remain offshore, is slowly tracking eastward along the coast.    

The snow is just wrapping up across Cape Breton; an icy mix will follow.  This morning’s freezing rain has eased off now but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.  It looks like another wave of moisture will come ashore from the departing low around midnight, especially over eastern mainland NS and Cape Breton.  That next bout could last into tomorrow afternoon.

But wait, there’s more.  A secondary low will develop in a trough behind the outgoing system on Wednesday.  It will be a weak system but because of the cold northerly circulation, most of us will get some snow before the changeover to showers.  It looks like the heaviest snow totals will be over PEI, SE New Brunswick, northern mainland NS and Cape Breton with 5-10 cm!  Elsewhere, count on 2-5 cm followed by a few showers.

Tune in to CTV News at 5 and 6;  I’ll have a closer look and more details for you!

Walk and drive with caution…

 

 

Chief Meteorologist

Cindy Day