• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Storm Expected in Atlantic Canada


An area of low pressure will begin to impact the Maritimes early on Tuesday morning and Newfoundland on Tuesday evening.


Snow will transition to ice pellets and freezing rain in eastern New Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon before precipitation ends overnight Tuesday. For central New Brunswick, snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected. An extended period of freezing rain is expected in southeastern New Brunswick.


Snow will move across Prince Edward Island on Tuesday morning. Precipitation changes to ice pellets Tuesday evening and then to freezing rain overnight. Freezing rain may transition to rain across eastern sections of Prince Edward Island. Precipitation ends on Wednesday morning. 10 to 15 cm of snow and ice pellets is expected.


On Tuesday morning we will see snow for northern Nova Scotia and ice pellets and freezing rain and even rain for southern Nova Scotia. Cape Breton will hold on to the snow the longest until Tuesday afternoon. Precipitation will end on Wednesday morning. A prolonged period of freezing rain is expected across most of mainland Nova Scotia.


Snow will spread across Newfoundland late on Tuesday afternoon and overnight. For the southern and central sections of the province, precipitation will change to ice pellets and freezing rain. For the Burin and Avalon, we'll see a changeover to rain. Across western, central, and northeast coast of Newfoundland snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected. Winds will gust to 80 km/h reducing visibility.


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