Significant storm to impact Atlantic Canada


An area of low pressure will push across Atlantic Canada Friday afternoon and Saturday. Rain, snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, strong winds, and high waves are anticipated.


New Brunswick

Snow will push across eastern and central New Brunswick beginning on Friday afternoon.


Snow will continue until Friday afternoon. Across southeastern New Brunswick, snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm is possible. Winds will gust to 80 km/h resulting in blowing snow.


Higher than normal waves and storm surge is expected for areas south of Miramichi.


Prince Edward Island

Precipitation will move in to Prince Edward Island on Friday evening. Snow is expected across western sections. Rain will change to ice pellets or freezing rain across eastern areas before transitioning to snow overnight on Friday.


Most of the province will see snowfall amounts of 25 to 40 cm. Winds will gust to 100 km/h.


Snow combined with strong winds will result in reduced visibility from blowing snow. There is also the potential for power outages.


Higher than normal waves and storm surge are expected, some flooding is possible.


Nova Scotia

On Friday evening rain is expected across most of Nova Scotia. Rain is expected to mix with ice pellets or freezing rain before dawn on Saturday and move northward. Behind that, precipitation will change to snow as the low departs.


Across western and northern sections of the province, snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are expected.


Over eastern Nova Scotia from Halifax to Cape Breton, rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are expected.


Winds will gust to 100 km/h on Friday night resulting in blowing snow.


Power outages are possible.


Higher than normal waves and storm surge are expected, some flooding is possible.


Newfoundland

Rain is expected to move across most of Newfoundland on Friday night. Across the Great Northern Peninsula snow is expected to mix with, or change to, ice pellets or freezing rain. On Saturday night precipitation will completely transition from snow to ice pellets or freezing rain for a significant amount of time.


By Saturday night rain will change to snow as the low departs.


For most of Newfoundland rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are expected. For southwestern Newfoundland 50 mm of rain is possible.


Across the west coast and the Great Northern Peninsula snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm is expected.


Winds will gust between 80 and 100 km/h resulting in blowing snow and there is the potential for power outages.


Significant snowmelt is possible in areas of heavy rain. Localized flooding is likely.


Labrador

Snow will move across southeastern Labrador on Friday night. Amounts of 30 to 50 cm are expected. Winds will gust from 80 km/h resulting in blowing snow.


Significant travel disruptions are possible. Marine Atlantic is anticipating disruptions for Friday and Saturday.