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Atlantic Canada bracing for another storm


A low currently impacting Ontario will move eastward over the next couple of days and will have an impact on the weather in Atlantic Canada.


New Brunswick

Overnight tonight and Thursday northern, and parts of central, New Brunswick will see about 20 to 30 cm of snow. Southwestern New Brunswick and areas along the Fundy coast will see rain with amounts of 30 to 50 mm anticipated.


Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are expected across the Acadian Peninsula and Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County.


Prince Edward Island

Winds are expected to gust to 100 across the area on Thursday. About 10 to 20 mm of rain is possible.


Nova Scotia

On Thursday heavy rain and strong winds is expected across most of the province. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm is expected with possibly up to 70 mm for Halifax and southwestern areas.

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are possible with gusts potentially reaching 130 km/h from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence.


Newfoundland

On Thursday night snow will move onto the west coast of Newfoundland before changing over to rain. All of the Island with the exception of the Great Northern Peninsula will see rain on Friday.


Along the south and west coast of Newfoundland, rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm is expected. The northern Avalon Peninsula and Clarenville will get about 10 to 20 mm and about 5 to 10 mm in central.


Along the west coast, very strong winds are expected. Winds will gust to 100 km/h along the coast, but potentially up to 140 in areas prone to enhanced southeasterlies. In the Wreckhouse area, gusts up to 160 km/h is possible.


Labrador

Snow will begin across Labrador on Thursday evening and continue until Friday afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm is possible for most of the Big Land. Winds will gust between 80 and 100 km/h, especially along the coast.


Travel

Marine Atlantic anticipates that crossings on Thursday will be impacted.

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