Large Storm Headed to Atlantic Canada
A large area of low pressure is making its way to Atlantic Canada. This system will bring snow, ice pellets, rain, and strong winds to the region.
Central and northern sections of New Brunswick will see snow today and tonight. A total of 15 to 30 cm are possible. Rain is expected for southern sections with 15 to 25 mm on the way. Strong winds are expected across northeast New Brunswick with gusts to 90 km/h expected.
Prince Edward Island
Snow is expected this afternoon with a changeover to ice pellets and rain for the eastern half of the Island. For eastern areas, snowfall amounts should not exceed 5 cm followed by about 10 mm of rain. For western areas, 10 to 15 cm of snow and ice pellets are expected and potentially about 5 mm of rain. Winds will gust to 60 km/h. Conditions clear tomorrow but strong winds continue.
Most areas of Nova Scotia will see rain today and tonight. For southern sections 10 to 15 mm are expected, in the Halifax area snow is expected this afternoon briefly before changing to rain. About 2 cm of snow is expected and 10 to 15 mm of rain. On Cape Breton Island, snow will begin this afternoon and continue overnight. 10 to 15 cm are expected before a transition to rain overnight giving about 5 mm. Across Mainland Nova Scotia wind gusts to 60 km/h are possible. On Cape Breton Island gusts to 70 km/h are expected, except in the Inverness County - Mabou and north area, where Les Suêtes winds could gust to 130 km/h this afternoon until late this evening.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Snow moves into Newfoundland and Labrador this evening and will continue across Newfoundland until Tuesday evening. Along the southeast coast, snow may mix with rain at times. Snow continues on the Great Northern Peninsula overnight Tuesday. The snow will continue in Labrador until Wednesday. 15 to 30 cm of snow is expected along the west coast and southwest coast, the immediate coastal area will see lesser amounts. On some areas of the Great Northern Peninsula, up to 40 cm is possible. For most of central and eastern Newfoundland including St. John's about 10 cm of snow is expected Tuesday. Since coastal Labrador is expected to see snow almost all week, up to 50 cm is possible by Thursday. Coastal winds in Newfoundland will gust between 80 and 100 km/h tonight and Tuesday. In the Wreckhouse area gusts to 140 km/h are possible overnight.
Newfoundland and Labrador will remain quite unsettled this week as this low continues to spin over the area.
All Marine Atlantic crossings scheduled for today are cancelled and Marine Atlantic says there could be impacts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.