Tuesday Cloudy. Periods of rain or snow beginning in the morning changing to snow at times heavy mixed with ice pellets in the afternoon. Risk of freezing rain in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 cm except 25 cm inland. Local blowing snow in the evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High plus 1 with temperature falling to minus 2 in the afternoon. Warnings Halifax Metro and Halifax County West 5:45 AM AST Monday 2 February 2009 Snowfall warning for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West continued Snow at times heavy beginning late Tuesday morning or early Tuesday afternoon giving 15 to 25 centimetres. A low pressure system will develop off of Cape Hatteras tonight then intensify as moves northeastward Tuesday before tracking south of Nova Scotia Tuesday night. Snow at times heavy is forecast to start in the morning or early afternoon. Rain is likely over some Atlantic coastal localities especially in the morning. Blowing snow over exposed areas is likely late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Snowfall amounts over the above regions are forecast to be in the 15 to 25 centimetre range. Along parts of the Atlantic coast lesser amounts may occur as some of the precipitation will likely fall as rain. There are some indications that snowfall amounts could be even higher over some areas especially inland.