Watches Halifax Metro and Halifax County West 12:18 AM AST Wednesday 18 February 2009 Winter storm watch for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West issued This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. A low pressure system south of the Great Lakes will track eastward towards the Maritimes today. The low will move into the gulf of Maine on Thursday. A frontal system associated with this low will move over Nova Scotia late in the day. Snow and strong southeast winds with gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast to spread from west to east across the regions during the day. Snow will change to ice pellets with risk of freezing rain then to rain over southwestern regions in the evening. Snowfall amounts of 10 centimetres are predicted except local amounts up to 15 centimetres. Treacherous travelling conditions are likely with this kind of wintery weather situation.