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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Spring Storm to Hit Atlantic Canada Bringing Winter Weather

An area of low pressure will push across Atlantic Canada beginning on Tuesday.

The system will bring snow, wind, and rain as it tracks east of Nova Scotia.

There are special weather statements in effect for the entire province of Nova Scotia and portions of eastern Newfoundland.

In New Brunswick snow will begin overnight and continue through Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts will be the highest in eastern areas of the province where 10 centimetres are possible.

Snow and rain are expected on Prince Edward Island. Precipitation will begin as snow early on Tuesday morning and will change to rain over Kings County in the afternoon. Only about 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected.

Both snow and rain are expected to begin over southern Nova Scotia early on Tuesday morning. Snow will spread northward across the province before transitioning to rain. The rain will come to an end late on Tuesday. Snowfall amounts will be minimal with only a trace to 2 cm expected. 10 to 15 mm of rain is expected along the Atlantic Ocean facing shores of Nova Scotia. Strong winds are also expected.

Snow will begin in southwestern Newfoundland on Tuesday afternoon and make it to most of the Island overnight on Tuesday. On the Burin Peninsula and Southern Avalon, snow may mix with, or change to, rain. While most of Newfoundland will only see about 5 to 10 cm of snow, the Burin, Avalon, and Bonavista Peninsula's along with the Clarenville area could see 20 to 30 cm of snow. Strong winds are expected for eastern sections.

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