February 11, 2019 9:19 am

Winter weather to hit Maritimes mid-week

Pedestrians make their way down Quinpool Road in Halifax during a mid-January winter storm.

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Snow, wind and ice pellets are set to wallop the Maritimes this week, with Environment Canada issuing a special weather statement for the region on Monday.

The federal agency says a low-pressure system is set to bring milder temperatures, strong winds and a mixed bag of precipitation to the Maritimes.

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Snow is forecast to begin falling Tuesday night in the southwest portions of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick before spreading northeastward in both provinces on Wednesday.

There is a chance that the snow will change to ice pellets and freezing rain by Wednesday afternoon and Environment Canada says that travel may be difficult due to blowing snow.

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Luckily, the precipitation is set to taper off on Wednesday night.

There is considerable uncertainty on the amount of snow and rainfall so make sure to keep an eye on the forecast, as the system develops.

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