An area of low pressure will pass to the east of Nova Scotia and over Newfoundland bringing heavy snow to Nova Scotia and eastern Prince Edward Island this afternoon and snow, rain, and ice pellets to Newfoundland on Thursday.
For Nova Scotia snow is expected. Snow will begin this afternoon and continue through Thursday afternoon. Along the southern shore of Nova Scotia, the snow will mix with rain at times. The heaviest snow will be just inland over Atlantic facing shores.
Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are possible.
Winds will be gusty on Thursday with gusts to 70 km/h expected.
Prince Edward Island
For central and eastern Prince Edward Island 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected. The snow will begin tonight and taper off on Thursday morning.
The low is expected to move into Newfoundland early on Thursday morning likely before dawn.
The low will bring snow to most of the Island with the exception of the Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville, and the Bonavista Peninsula. In these areas, snow will mix with ice pellets and change to rain at times.
For central and the northwestern Avalon Peninsula snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm is possible. Some areas could see up to 40 cm. The heaviest snow will fall to the east of Gander to around Terra Nova. Winds will gust to 90 km/h in some areas on Thursday night.
For the St. John's metro area and southern Avalon, the weather will be messy. We are expecting snow, rain, and ice pellets. Snowfall amounts will range anywhere from 5 to 15 cm. About 10 to 20 mm of rain is excepted for St. John's with higher amounts over the southeastern Avalon. Winds will gust from 70 km/h to 110 km/h.
Conditions will improve overnight on Thursday.
Here are the current weather alerts:
Snowfall warning for:
The entire province of Nova Scotia.
Special weather statement for:
Kings County P.E.I.
Queens County P.E.I.
Winter storm warning issued for:
Avalon Peninsula North
Clarenville and vicinity
Buchans and the interior
Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity
Bay of Exploits
Gander and vicinity
Special weather statement issued for:
Burgeo - Ramea
Green Bay - White Bay
Avalon Peninsula Southeast
St. John's and vicinity
Avalon Peninsula Southwest