Significant storm to impact Atlantic Canada this weekend


A large area of low pressure will impact the Maritimes. Newfoundland and Labrador, and eastern Quebec this weekend.


Eastern Quebec

Snow and blowing snow is expected on Saturday afternoon. Snow will continue through Sunday. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are possible. Wind gusts between 70 and 90 km/h are likely.


New Brunswick

Snow and strong winds will start on Saturday morning in the south, and spread to the north by Saturday afternoon. Snow will taper off on Sunday morning. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are possible. Wind gusts between 60 and 90 km/h are likely.


There is potential for storm surge and higher than normal water levels on Saturday afternoon.


Prince Edward Island

Snow is expected to start on Saturday morning. The snow will change to rain late in the day. There is a possibility of freezing rain and ice pellets. Rain will change back to some flurries on Sunday. Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected. Rainfall will vary from west to east from 2 mm to 15 mm.


Wind gusts between 70 and 90 km/h are likely.


There is potential for storm surge and higher than normal water levels on Saturday afternoon.


Nova Scotia

Snow and strong winds will move into Nova Scotia on Saturday morning. The snow will change to rain late in the morning. There is the potential for freezing rain and ice pellets. Early on Sunday morning, the rain will change back to snow.


Across southern and western Nova Scotia snowfall amounts of 15 and 30 cm is expected.


Rainfall amounts across eastern Cape Breton Island and northeastern mainland Nova Scotia could range from 50 to 70 mm. Elsewhere 5 to 15 mm of rain is expected.


Winds will gust between 70 and 110 km/h.


There is potential for storm surge and higher than normal water levels on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.


Newfoundland and Labrador

Snow, rain, and strong winds are expected across Newfoundland.


Precipitation is expected to remain as rain across the south coast, Avalon Peninsula, and Clarenville to the Bonavista Peninsula. Elsewhere snow will change to rain on Saturday night.


Snowfall amounts of 20 cm is possible for the Northern Peninsula. Elsewhere snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm is possible.


Rainfall amounts of 15-25 mm, except possibly exceeding 50 mm is possible along the south coast.


Winds will gust between 80 and 110 km/h.


Conditions will improve late on Sunday.


On Saturday night snow will begin across coastal Labrador. Snowfall amounts near 20 cm is expected. Winds will gust between 80 and 110 km/h. Conditions will improve late on Sunday.


This storm has the potential to cause significant travel disruptions across the region.


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