Source: Environment Canada
A winter storm watch is in effect for Kings County and special weather statements, watches and warnings now cover the entire province.
As of 3:51 p.m. Environment Canada upgraded its alert for the area and is warning of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow combined with a few hours of freezing rain overnight and into tomorrow.
The forecast for Kentville is calling for flurries this evening, followed by snow and freezing rain beginning near midnight. Snowfall amounts of five to 10 cm and temperature near minus 1 C.
Periods of snow are forecast to end Thursday morning, with an additioanl two to four cm and a risk of freezing rain and blowing snow in the morning. .
Environment Canada is warning of another storm ahead.
Just before 9 a.m. Feb. 19, the weather agency issued a special weather statement about a winter storm arriving overnight and into Feb. 20.
A low pressure system is forecast to approach from Cape Cod this evening and track close to the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. A wintery mix of precipitation in the form of snow rain and freezing rain is expected to begin over southwestern Nova Scotia later this evening and spread to Cape Breton overnight tonight.
Current indications suggest that parts of Nova Scotia may receive more than 10 centimetres of snow and an extended period of freezing rain.
Environment Canada states the track of the storm is uncertain and is advising residens to monitor forecasts.