Flip-flopping weather is never a good time especially when it goes from warm to freezing cold in less than a day. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened in some parts of Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia weather has been wild 24 hours with sunshine and then freezing temperatures.

Nova Scotia was home to the hottest spot in Canada on November 12. Grand Étang on Cape Breton Island reached almost 17ºC but creeping in behind the warm air was a cold front that would drastically change the temperature. 

In some parts of the province people enjoyed amazing weather for a day and got to forget about the looming threat of winter for a hot minute. 

"Atlantic Canada was a land of contrasts on Tuesday, as strong southerly flow preceded the potent system in the east and cold air flooded down behind it in the west," according to The Weather Network

Temperatures reached the mid-teens in many cities and towns and made for a warm fall day.

Even though there was a day of warm weather, we hope people were prepared for what would happen next.

Because that nice weather didn't last for long. 

The temperature drop made t-shirt weather turn into winter jacket weather in less than 24 hours. 

"For parts of Nova Scotia, temperatures have fallen more than 15 degrees since Tuesday afternoon," according to The Weather Network. "Temperatures significantly plunge making for some slick and icy conditions on wet surfaces."

With wind chills reaching double digits in some parts of Nova Scotia and other Atlantic provinces in the early morning hours, it was the coldest air of the season so far. 

That more than 15ºC temperature drop in less than a day is all because of a cold front that moved into the region.

And that cold front is also bringing snow to Nova Scotia.

Quick bursts of snow could fall as winds gain speed and conditions are favourable for snow squalls for coastal areas. 

"A system tracking to the north will drag another cold front across the region Friday night and Saturday with rain and snow showers expected once again," said meteorologist Doug Gillham.

The same thing is expected to happen in Newfoundland as well. 

The Avalon is forecast to be the national hotspot for November 13 as St. John's could reach 16°C during the day. But just like in Nova Scotia, the cold is creeping in right behind that warmer weather. 

This just goes to show that you have to be prepared for any kind of weather situation. 


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