Snow and rain expected across Atlantic Canada this weekend


An area of low pressure will make for an unsettled weekend across Atlantic Canada.


The low will bring rain and snow to most areas.


Rain will begin across southern Nova Scotia this evening and will change to a rain-snow mix as the low pushes across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick overnight and Saturday. Scattered precipitation will linger through Sunday across the Maritimes.


Across most of Nova Scotia and eastern Prince Edward Island, rainfall amounts between 10 and 20 mm are expected. Snow is possible from about Moncton to Truro, and the Cape Breton Highlands. In those areas, snowfall amounts could reach 10 to 15 centimetres.


Precipitation will move into southern Newfoundland on Saturday evening. Precipitation will likely be in the form of rain for the Avalon, south coast, and parts of central. The west coast will likely see a rain-snow mix on Sunday.


Portions of the northern Avalon Peninsula including St. John's and parts of central Newfoundland could pick up between 10 and 20 mm of rain.


Since this system is very disorganized, winds are not expected to be strong.