Strong storm continues to pound Atlantic Canada
A strong storm continues to pound Atlantic Canada with snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain.
Severe weather is taking a toll on the power grid in Nova Scotia and on Prince Edward Island. There are 7,254 customers without power in Nova Scotia and 478 customers without power in eastern Prince Edward Island.
This storm will be a snow event for New Brunswick. The heaviest snow will fall across southern sections where 30 to 60 cm is possible. For northern areas, 10 to 15 cm is expected.
Prince Edward Island
The highest snowfall accumulations are expected for the western sections of the province.
Central and eastern areas will see an extended period of ice pellets mixing with the snow.
In western areas, 25 to 45 cm of snow is expected by Saturday morning.
Significant rainfall is expected along the Atlantic Coast from Digby County to Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County. 30 to 60 mm is excepted for northern areas and up to 100 mm is possible in southern Nova Scotia.
Most of Nova Scotia will also see freezing rain today, tonight and Saturday morning. Significant amounts are possible.
Heavy snowfall is expected over northernmost Cape Breton today with up to 30 cm possible.
For the northern Avalon Peninsula including St. John's rainfall amounts of 40 to 80 mm is expected. That rain will change to freezing rain at times some areas could see 15 to 30 mm of freezing rain. Significant power outages are likely. The southern Avalon could end up with 150 mm of rain.
Central and northeastern sections of the province could see 45 to 70 cm of snow through tonight and early tomorrow.
15 to 30 cm is expected across western Newfoundland.