Stormy weather across Atlantic Canada


Atlantic Canada will receive some very stormy weather today, tonight, and into Sunday. Across the Maritime provinces, heavy rain and strong winds are expected while Newfoundland will see rain, snow, and freezing rain.


Maritimes

Heavy rain is expected to continue in most regions today. Across eastern and southern New Brunswick rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm is possible while Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will receive about 40 to 60 mm before the rain tapers off overnight. Some areas could even get a thunderstorm. Some flooding could occur.


Temperatures across the Maritimes will feel very tropical today with some areas potentially reaching 20 degrees.


Winds will gust between 60 and 80 km/h. The strong winds could lead to some power outages.


Newfoundland

It will be a mixed bag of weather across Newfoundland.


Eastern and southern sections will see rain today and tonight. Rainfall amounts between 50 and 100 mm are expected in southern areas. The northern Avalon will receive about 30 to 40 mm. Rain will continue tonight. Winds will increase tonight.


Parts of central and northeastern Newfoundland will see snow with the potential for ice pellets. Snow and ice pellets amounts of 15 to 25 cm could fall. The transition to ice pellets could have a significant impact on rainfall amounts. Snow will begin around noon and continue until early Sunday morning.


Today and tonight, snow and freezing rain is expected across parts of the west coast, particularly the Corner Brook area. Snow is expected with about 5 cm likely. Near the coast rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm is expected. Freezing rain will fall inland and over higher terrain. There is the potential for power outages.


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