Messy mix of rain, snow and high winds hitting Nova Scotia

A messy mix of snow, rain and high winds is hitting Nova Scotia with a shift to rain beginning in the southwest, leaving messy roads and a slippery morning commute. 

Between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain is expected on the mainland. Flurries are expected again this evening. 

Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected in Cape Breton before that transitions happens. The rain will begin in the afternoon and evening on the island, said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. Gusts are expected to reach 100 km/h in Cape Breton. 

Ice pellets and more snow are expected again this evening in Cape Breton, she said. 

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for the Atlantic Coast on the mainland and wind warnings in Cape Breton. 

Most schools across the province are closed. There are a number of delayed or cancelled flights out of Halifax Stanfield International Airport. 

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