Storm System Could Bring Messy Mix to Atlantic Canada



An area of low pressure is expected to push across Atlantic Canada on Thursday and Friday.


Thursday night into Friday snow is expected across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and portions of eastern New Brunswick. Conditions should improve on Friday evening. Strong winds are expected. There is some model discrepancy so if the low were to track further westward, snow will move over New Brunswick with rain expected for Nova Scotia and parts of Prince Edward Island.


In Newfoundland, it will be a different story with rain expected for the Avalon Peninsula and Burin Penisula seeing rain. We could potentially see freezing rain or ice pellets in parts of central Newfoundland such as Clarenville to Terra Nova and snow for the remainder of the Island. As we head through Friday night, central will also change to snow and freezing precipitation will move to the Avalon. Strong winds are expected. If the low track further west then rain will be the dominant form of precipitation across Newfoundland.


It remains too early to discuss specific precipitation amounts. Keep checking back for updates.