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Another storm eyes Atlantic Canada


An area of low pressure will begin to move across the Maritime provinces tonight. The low will bring both rain and snow to the area.


Snow will push across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and western Nova Scotia tonight while eastern and southern Nova Scotia sees rain.


On Monday afternoon western Nova Scotia and eastern Prince Edward Island will switch to rain before turning back to snow as the low departs on Tuesday morning.


Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm are expected across eastern and southern Nova Scotia. On Prince Edward Island, snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are possible. in southern and eastern New Brunswick 5 to 10 cm is expected by Monday evening and 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected Monday night.


The low will also have an impact on Newfoundland, eastern Newfoundland is currently cleaning up from a major snowfall. Snow squalls are possible on Monday morning along the west coast of Newfoundland, snow will spread across southern and central areas on Monday afternoon before rain becomes the dominant form of precipitation across the island with the exception of the Northern Peninsula where snow and freezing rain is expected.


Rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm is expected along the southeastern coast of the island. 10 to 20 mm of rain is expected on the northern Avalon and central and 5 to 10 mm along the west coast. Higher elevations along the west coast and on the Northern Peninsula could pick up 10 to 15 cm of snow.


Marine Atlantic anticipates disruptions to crossings on Monday and Tuesday morning.

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