Storm expected for Atlantic Canada Wednesday and Thursday


An area of low pressure will approach Atlantic Canada from the south on Wednesday and Thursday bringing rain, snow, mixed precipitation, and gusty winds to the Maritimes on Wednesday and Newfoundland on Thursday.


Precipitation is expected to start over the Maritimes on Wednesday afternoon. Over Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and southeastern New Brunswick very limited amounts of snow is expected. If any snow does fall it will quickly transition to rain.


Central sections of New Brunswick could see freezing rain or ice pellets while western sections of the province will likely remain as snow.


Conditions will improve across the Maritimes on Thursday.


For coastal areas of Nova Scotia wind gusts to 90 km/h are possible from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning.


Snow will push into Newfoundland on Wednesday night. Snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain for the Burin Peninsula through to Clarenville to Gander. Areas west of that line will likely remain as snow. The Avalon Peninsula will see snow changing from ice pellets to rain.


Snow is expected across Labrador.


On Thursday wind gusts in Newfoundland could reach 100 km/h. Along the southwest coast, gusts to 120 km/h are possible.


It's still a bit too early to discuss precipitation amounts.