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Storm expected to bring snow, rain and wind to Halifax Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Halifax area as a system is set to bring snow, rain and wind to the region.
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Snow falls over the Halifax harbour. (Meghan Groff/

Thursday could get messy. 

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements in every county of the Maritimes.

In an update Tuesday afternoon they say a low pressure system is expected to bring snow Wednesday night over southwestern Nova Scotia, spreading east Thursday.

Snow should turn to rain in the western areas of the province, but its expected to persist over the eastermost sections before switching to flurries or rain Thursday night.

Forecasters believe 10 to 15 cms could fall, maybe more over eastern Nova Scotia.

A second system is on track to pass south of us on Friday, but could bring at least 15 cms to the eastern parts of the province.

In addition, large waves, heavy pounding surf and higher than normal water levels will continue to be an issue on the Atlantic coast Tuesday night, but water levels are expected to go down Wednesday.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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