A major winter storm is set to impact Atlantic Canada. Most land areas will see only snow from this event. There is a chance of some ice pellets and rain over the south Avalon.
Across the Maritimes, snow is expected to begin late this afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected to fall across Nova Scotia with potentially 30 to 50 cm of snow combined with strong winds resulting in blizzard conditions at times. Strong winds will continue into Monday.
Eastern sections of New Brunswick could receive 15 to 20 cm of snow with 5 to 10 cm expected across the remainder of New Brunswick. On Prince Edward Island central and eastern areas 20 to 30 cm are possible. For western sections of PEI, 5 to 10 cm is expected.
Snow moves into Newfoundland early on Monday morning. Snow will spread across the island over the day. By late afternoon snow may mix with ice pellets or change to rain along southern and eastern sections of the Avalon Peninsula. Across central and eastern Newfoundland snowfall amounts of 20 to cm are expected. Between 10 and 20 cm of snow is possible along the west coast and Northern Peninsula. Winds will be strong.
Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings for today.
This storm is expected to have a severe impact on driving conditions across Atlantic Canada.