Snow, rain, ice pellets, and strong winds expected for Atlantic Canada


Another low will approach the Maritimes and Newfoundland on Friday night into Saturday.


The low, approaching from the southwest, will bring snow, rain, ice pellets, and strong winds.


Maritimes

Snow is expected across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and western Nova Scotia. For eastern sections of Nova Scotia, precipitation will begin as snow and then quickly change to a rain/snow mix and eventually rain for areas adjacent to the Atlantic Coast. By Friday overnight all areas will transition to snow. 25 to 35 millimetres of rain is possible for the eastern shores of Nova Scotia.


Precipitation will begin on Friday afternoon and all areas should clear by mid-morning on Saturday.


Across eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia wind gusts between 70 and 90 km/h are expected. Widespread blowing snow and blizzard conditions are possible.


Newfoundland

Snow moves in to Newfoundland on Friday night. The Burin Peninsula and the Avalon Peninsula will change from snow to ice pellets and eventually rain by Saturday morning. The remainder of the Island will see snow. The Burin Peninsula and the Avalon Peninsula will likely see 5 to 10 millimetres of rain.


By Saturday night conditions will improve.


Winds will gust between 60 and 90 km/h. Widespread blowing snow and blizzard conditions are possible.