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More storms coming to Halifax as the calendar turns to spring

Environment Canada is warning Nova Scotians about new winter weather headed their way.
Environment Canada is warning Nova Scotians about new winter weather headed their way. Alex Haider / Global News

HALIFAX – Another winter storm is expected to hit Halifax on the first weekend of spring.

In a weather statement Environment Canada warned Haligonians that “significant” snow or rain is possible starting on Saturday.

Following Wednesday’s record breaking snowfall, Environment Canada commiserated with “storm weary Nova Scotians,” while delivering the news that snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres and rainfall amounts of 25 millimetres were possible, depending on how the system unfolds over the province.

READ MORE: 5 things you need to know about the crazy amount of snow in Halifax

Calling it a “complex system,” Environment Canada said two low pressure systems will merge over the Maritimes. Precipitation will likely begin as snow for Western Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon and spread eastward through the evening, said the weather statement.

Snow is forecast to change over to rain across the province Saturday night. However it could possibly persist as snow for parts of Northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. The system will move out by late Sunday, leaving slippery conditions in its wake as rain and snow freeze.

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WATCH: Weather specialist Alex Haider has the forecast for the Maritimes.

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