Storm bringing snow, rain, and strong winds to Atlantic Canada


There is a low pressure system currently bringing snow and rain to the Maritimes and the low will push precipitation into Newfoundland later today.


New Brunswick

Rain is expected for southern and eastern sections today. Snow is expected elsewhere. All areas will transition to snow overnight and snow will continue on Wednesday. The heaviest snow is expected in northern areas where 15 to 30 cm is expected.


Prince Edward Island

Rain will push across the province today. The rain will change to snow for the western half of the province overnight. On Wednesday morning all areas will see snow. Precipitation will gradually taper off throughout the day.


For Prince County, total snowfall amounts of 15 cm are expected. For Queens and Kings counties 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected. In Queen and King counties wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected.


Nova Scotia

Rain is expected across Nova Scotia today and into this evening. The rain will end overnight and some snow is expected on the backside of the low overnight across western Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.


Rainfall amounts will range from 25 to 35 mm. Along the Eastern Shore and Southern Cape Breton, 60 to 90 mm is possible.


Winds will gust to 90 km/h along eastern Nova Scotia. For Inverness County - Mabou and north gusts to 150 km/h are expected.


The exception to this is Victoria County where 25 to 45 cm of snow is expected combined with wind gusts to 90 km/h.


Newfoundland

Snow will push across Newfoundland beginning late this afternoon. Snow will continue overnight and change to rain for eastern areas. On Wednesday snow will continue along the west coast. The snow will come to an end on Wednesday night.


The Avalon will see about 5 to 10 cm of snow followed by 15 to 30 mm of rain.


For the Deer Lake - Humber Valley and Green Bay - White Bay 15 cm of snow is on the way. 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected in southwestern Newfoundland.


Along the west coast winds will gust to 120 km/h over exposed areas of the coast. Gusts to 140 km/h are expected in the Wreckhouse area.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings for this morning and anticipates that crossings tonight and tomorrow morning could be impacted.


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