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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Heavy Snow, Rain, and Strong Winds Impacting Atlantic Canada

A low pressure system is pushing across the Maritimes today and will deliver heavy snow, rain, and strong winds to the region. The outer bands of precipitation will reach southern Newfoundland later this afternoon.

Once the low pushes across Newfoundland it will also bring rain, some snow, and strong winds. Some areas of Newfoundland is already seeing gusty winds.

Regional Analysis

New Brunswick Snow is falling across most of New Brunswick, especially in western sections. The snow will continue overnight, becoming mixed with rain at times. Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are possible in western sections. For the eastern half of New Brunswick, rain is expected. 15 to 20 mm of rain may fall. Wind will only gust to about 50 km/h, except for areas along the Fundy coast where gusts to 75 km/h are expected.

Prince Edward Island Rain is falling across most of Prince Edward Island at this hour. Rain will change to snow tonight and will continue through tomorrow morning. Snowfall amounts of about 5 cm are possible. 10 to 15 mm of rain is possible. Wind will only gust to about 50 km/h.

Nova Scotia Rain is falling across Nova Scotia, it is heavy in southern areas. Rain will become mixed with the snow for most areas overnight tonight. Snow may be heavy in the Inverness County - Mabou and north area where a snowfall warning has been issued. Snowfall amounts over Mainland Nova Scotia will be minimal. Over Inverness County - Mabou and north up to 30 cm are possible. Strong winds will also be a concern. Snowfall amounts of 15 cm may also fall over the Annapolis Valley. About 7 to 15 mm of rain is expected. Wind gusts to about 105 km/h are expected along southern shores of Nova Scotia, gusts to 90 km/h are expected in western sections of the province and gusts to 80 km/h in eastern areas. Early Sunday morning gusts to 100 km/h are expected on Cape Breton Island.

Newfoundland and Labrador Rain will move across Newfoundland tonight. The rain will taper off by Sunday morning. After a lull in the rain, a sporadic rain-snow mix will push across the Island on Mother's Day. Some areas of southern and western Newfoundland will see 10 to 15 centimetres of snow. About 5 to 10 mm of rain is possible. Locally, heavier rain along the southern coast and the Avalon, 15 to 30 mm is possible. On Sunday winds will gust to 100 km/h over the Avalon and gusts to 90 km/h are expected in central and gusts to 60 km/h on the west coast.

Rain, snow and freezing rain are possible in southeastern Labrador. About 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected.

Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings for today and may have to cancel crossings for tomorrow.


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