A developing storm will give significant snowfall to the province today. Snow will develop this morning and then taper to flurries this evening over most of mainland Nova Scotia and overnight in Cape Breton. Total snowfall of 20 to 35 cm is expected by Thursday morning, with higher amounts possible over the Cape Breton Highlands. Additionally, strong northerly winds will develop giving reduced visibility in blowing snow.
Higher than normal water levels are expected at high tide this afternoon or evening along the Cape Breton coastline and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.