Feb 2 – Environment Canada – Flash Freeze Warning In Effect

4:41 AM AST Friday 02 February 2018 – Flash freeze warning in effect for Nova Scotia

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

A trough of low pressure will sweep across Nova Scotia today to lie east of the province this evening. Periods of rain will change to snow this afternoon in the west and this evening in the east as the trough passes.

Behind the trough temperatures will quickly drop below the freezing mark, with temperatures expected to remain well below zero tonight and Saturday. The combination of rainfall, snowmelt, rapidly dropping temperatures and an additional 5 centimetres of snow will likely cause roads and walking surfaces to become slippery and hazardous this afternoon and evening.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.