TRURO – Colchester County is not expected to escape a major winter storm this weekend.
According to Paula Sutherland, a meteorologist with Environment Canada based out of Dartmouth, the nasty weather is expected to begin after midnight Friday, and result in at least 25 cms of snow between overnight Friday and early Sunday morning. CTVnews.ca’s weather updates on Thursday, however, indicate there could be as much as 35 cms of snow. The brunt of the storm should hit this area on Saturday.
“Friday will be mainly sunny early in the day and then become cloudy later in the day. (The storm) should hit after midnight Friday and there will be snow, at times heavy, and strong northeasterly winds,” Sutherland told the Truro Daily News.
An early look at next week’s forecast indicates a mix of sun and could with a high of zero on Monday. Tuesday’s weather, as of late Thursday, is a mix of flurries and showers with a high of five degrees.
Some area residents have been wondering about potential ice thaws and flooding of the Salmon and North rivers, which have been jammed with ice blocks.
Robert Levine said the worst-case scenario would be a “quick ice thaw” and officials will be keeping an eye on the conditions.
“All the equipment is ready to go,” Levine said, adding as is the case with any storm, residents should be prepared for 72 hours during inclement weather.