Friday 5 a.m. UPDATE
© Jonathan Riley
Public works on Water Street early Sunday morning, Dec. 30.
Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for Digby County.
They’re calling for heavy snowfall and blowing snow developing tonight and continuing Saturday. Rapid accumulation is expected early Saturday.
They are warning that blizzard conditions making for near-zero visibility may develop.
A low pressure system is expected to intensify as it passes east of Cape Hatteras today before tracking south of Nova Scotia Saturday.
The 5 a.m. forecast today calls for 15 cm of snow beginning this evening with 40 kmh winds gusting to 60 overnight.
A low of -11ºC means the snow will be light and drifting.
For Saturday they are calling for snow and blowing snow amounting to 10 to 20 cm and winds northeast 50 kmh gusting to 80 kmh becoming north 50 gusting to 70 late in the evening and a high of minus 6.