Storm rolls through Atlantic Canada

Updated: Feb 22


A weather system continues to impact Atlantic Canada with rain, snow, and strong winds. There have been several power outages already.


New Brunswick

Freezing rain is expected tonight and Friday morning across northern New Brunswick. Freezing rain will transition to ice pellets and finally snow on Friday morning.


Some areas such as Restigouche County could see 15 to 25 cm of snow.


Rain is expected across southern sections of the province. 25 to 45 mm of rain is expected.


Wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected tonight and Friday morning.


Temperatures will fall rapidly on Friday morning.


Prince Edward Island

Rain will move in tonight and continue through Friday. 20 to 40 mm of rain is expected. The heaviest rain will be across western sections.


Winds will be strong tomorrow with gusts to 120 km/h possible.


By Friday night the temperature will tumble about 20 degrees.


Nova Scotia

Rain will begin in Nova Scotia overnight and continue through most of Friday. 25 to 60 mm of rain is expected. There is the possibility of ice pellets or freezing rain on Friday afternoon for Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Pictou counties.


Strong winds will continue across the province overnight and Friday. Gusts to 120 km/h are expected.


On Friday afternoon temperatures will fall rapidly.


Newfoundland

Rain is expected across most of the island tonight, Friday, and Friday night. The Avalon Peninsula could see rainfall amounts of 50 mm. Along the south coast rainfall amounts of 40 to 70 mm is expected, except 110 mm inland and over higher terrain. Along the west coast rainfall amounts of 50 to 90 mm, except 130 mm is possible. 30 to 55 mm is expected in central Newfoundland.


On the Northern Peninsula, total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm is expected. Winds will gust to 70 km/h.


Winds across the province will gust to 120 km/h tonight through Friday night.


Labrador

For southeastern sections of Labrador, 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected. We will also see wind gusts to 60 km/h on Friday night.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings for tonight and tomorrow morning.


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