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Storm System To Impact Eastern Half of Canada


A large area of low pressure will impact nearly half of Canada over the next few days.


Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador will be hit by this low.


Across Southern Ontario, heavy rain will continue through Friday morning. 30 to 50 mm is possible combined with wind gusts to 90 km/h near Lake Erie Thursday night. Some localized flooding is possible from the heavy rain.


In northeastern Ontario, heavy snow may move over the area late Thursday night. By Friday, snow will end across Northeastern Ontario, with total accumulations of 10 to 20 cm possible.


In Southern Quebec, 30 to 50 mm of rain is possible combined with wind gusts near 90 km/h. Some snow is possible to the north, for places such as Chibougamau and the Manicouagan River area. Some localized flooding is possible from the heavy rain.


Across the Maritimes, heavy rain and strong wind are also expected to begin on Thursday. The heaviest rain will fall across New Brunswick where 50 to 100 mm is possible combined with strong wind. Some localized flooding is possible from the heavy rain.


There will also be gusty winds across Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Rainfall amounts will be less with amounts of 5 to 15 mm.


The rain will linger through Friday.


Rain will arrive in Newfoundland on Thursday evening. 75 to 100 mm is possible along the west coast and amounts of 5 to 15 mm are possible for the remainder of the Island. There will also be gusty wind. Some localized flooding is possible from the heavy rain.


In Labrador, rain won't be the issue, but snow is likely.


Amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected between Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning from Churchill Valley and Cartwright, including Rigolet. There will also be strong winds.


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