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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Stormy Weekend for Atlantic Canada

A low pressure system will push across the Maritimes and Newfoundland this weekend.

Tonight snow will push across most of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton Island. For mainland Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick, snow will be mixed with and eventually change to rain. 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected across New Brunswick, about 10 to 15 cm can be expected on Prince Edward Island, and 15 to 20 cm on Cape Breton Island. Mainland Nova Scotia will receive little to no snow but 5 to 10 mm of rain is possible.

On Sunday the low pushes across Newfoundland bringing snow to most of the Island with the exception of the Northern Peninsula. About 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected across most of Newfoundland except for parts of the south coast where 15 to 20 cm is possible. Along the south coast, the snow might be mixed with rain. Winds will also be gusty, winds may reach 100 km/h in the Wreckhouse area.

Another much larger and complex low is behind this system for Tuesday and Wednesday. We will provide updates on that storm as we get more information. Marine Atlantic is already anticipating disruptions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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