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No snow overnight, but storm still expected to affect Halifax Thursday (update)

The second low pressure system is expected to bring snow, ice pellets and rain to Halifax
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Plows wait for the snow to start falling Thursday morning (Meghan Groff/

The first system may have missed Halifax, but that storm wasn't alone. 

"Another low developed, a stronger one," said NEWS 95.7 weather specialist John Wilson. "The first one kind of fizzled out as it came northward."

In their 11 a.m. Thursday forecast, Environment Canada says ice pellets, rain and snow are all in the forecast for Halifax, along with a risk of freezing drizzle and thundershowers this afternoon.

Wind gusts of up to 70 km/hr are expected throughout the day. 

A special weather statement remains in effect for Halifax.

Snowfall warnings have been issued for Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Kings and Pictou counties, where 15 to 20 centimetres is expected.

The Halifax Regional School Board remained open as usual on Thursday, while all other boards were closed. 

Halifax Regional Municipality says recreation programs and services may be cancelled today. They are asking residents to call ahead.

Mark Hodgins

About the Author: Mark Hodgins

Mark Hodgins is an Ontario-born Haligonian. A graduate of the Loyalist College journalism program, he’s been with NEWS 95.7 since 2016. Mark is a lover of sports, politics and video games.
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