An area of low pressure will strengthen off the northeast coast of the United States and will bring snow, rain, mixed precipitation, and strong winds to Atlantic Canada.
There is a special weather statement in effect for all of the Maritimes, all of Newfoundland, and most of Labrador.
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Rain will push into southern Nova Scotia on Wednesday evening. Rain is expected for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Some mixed precipitation is expected for the Cape Breton Highlands.
As the low departs on Thursday morning, the rain will change to snow across Prince Edward Island and northern sections of Nova Scotia.
Total snowfall of 15 cm is expected over western PEI and rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are possible. In Nova Scotia rainfall of 15 to 30 mm is expected with winds gusting to 90 km/h.
Northern and western sections of New Brunswick will see snow. Central sections will see a mix, and southern and eastern sections will see rain to start. Precipitation will transition to snow for all of New Brunswick on Thursday morning. In the heaviest snow, 15 to 20 cm is possible. 5 to 10 mm of rain is expected across the southern and eastern sections of New Brunswick.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Across Newfoundland, a messy mix of ice pellets and freezing rain is anticipated on Thursday for southern sections of the province and on the Avalon. Precipitation is expected to transition to rain for the Avalon and south coast. In Central, precipitation will start as snow and change to rain from about Grand Falls-Windsor eastward. Across western Newfoundland, precipitation will likely remain as snow. Snowfall amounts across western Newfoundland could reach 20 cm. Rainfall amounts should be minimal. Wind gusts to 100 km/h are possible.
Snow is also expected in Labrador. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected combined with winds gusting to 60 km/h.