Storm moves toward Atlantic Canada


An area of low pressure currently centred off the coast of Massachusetts is bringing unsettled weather to the Maritimes today. The low will also impact Newfoundland.


New Brunswick

Snow will continue today with snow changing to ice pellets this evening for central areas and changing to rain in southeastern New Brunswick. Northern areas will remain as snow. Precipitation will end on Thursday morning.


Western and central New Brunswick is under a snowfall warning. 15 to 30 cm is expected.


Prince Edward Island

Most of the Island will see snow to start but snow will either mix with or change to rain.


Generally, 15 to 20 mm of rain is expected. The rain will come to an end on Thursday morning.


Nova Scotia

Rain will continue across Nova Scotia until Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm is expected. Across the Cape Breton Highlands, there could be some snow at times.


Very strong winds are possible over the Cape Breton Highlands tonight, gusts to 110 km/h are forecasted.


Newfoundland

Precipitation will push into Newfoundland before morning. Rain is expected along the south coast, although some snow is expected overnight, 15 to 20 mm of rain will fall on Thursday.


The Avalon will see 2 to 4 cm of snow tonight and about 20 mm of rain on Thursday.


Central will see snow mixed with ice pellets at times. Snow is expected on the Great Northern Peninsula. There is a snowfall warning for Green Bay - White Bay, the Northern Peninsula East and Port Saunders and the Straits. 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected.


For the Deer Lake and Corner Brook area and for parts of the interior of Newfoundland, snow will mix with ice pellets tonight and change to freezing rain and then rain on Thursday.


In the Wreckhouse area winds will gust to 100 km/h overnight and in the morning on Thursday.


Labrador

There is a snowfall warning issued for Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair and Norman Bay to Lodge Bay.


10 cm to 25 cm of snow is expected from Thursday morning until Friday morning.

 

Travel disruptions


Strong winds may result in restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge commencing approximately 9:00 pm this evening and approximately 11:59 pm.


Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to impending weather conditions the crossing for tonight has been cancelled. The crossings for tomorrow could also be impacted.