Winter storm expected Tuesday into Wednesday

Meteorologists say they're keeping an eye on a major winter storm that is expected to hit the Maritimes Tuesday afternoon.

A low pressure system is forecast to develop Monday then intensify as it tracks northeastward toward the Maritimes Tuesday.

Environment Canada says Nova Scotia will see a mix of rain, snow and high winds, with Colchester, Cumberland, Hants and Pictou counties are all under a winter storm watch.

The storm is expected to begin as snow Tuesday afternoon, with a significant impact on the afternoon commute.

The snow should change over to rain sometime Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.

~ With files from The Canadian Press