Storm impacting Atlantic Canada


The low that brought unsettled weather to the Maritimes overnight is continuing this morning with ice pellets and freezing rain across most of New Brunswick and rain elsewhere.


Precipitation should ease this afternoon.


Some snow is continuing across northwestern New Brunswick with an additional 5 cm expected. In western Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, freezing rain is expected this morning. Strong winds are occurring over Cape Breton Island with Les Suetes winds gusting to 130 km/h later this morning.


There are several power outages this morning with 3,848 customers without power in New Brunswick, 734 customers without power in Prince Edward Island, and 640 affected customers in Nova Scotia.

 

The low will impact Newfoundland and Labrador today, tonight, and tomorrow.


Snow will push across Newfoundland today and tonight. The snow will change to ice pellets and then freezing rain for all areas except the Northern Peninsula. Across central, southern, and western Newfoundland, precipitation will change to rain on Monday.


Across central and western Newfoundland significant snow is possible with 10 to 15 cm expected.


Power outages are possible for areas that will see an extended period of freezing rain.


For coastal and southeastern Labrador, 30 to 50 cm of snow is possible combined with wind gusts to 70 km/h tonight through Wednesday.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for this morning and anticipates impacts to the crossings tonight.