Strong storm impacting Eastern Canada
A powerful low will impact areas from Ontario to Newfoundland.
Total snowfall amounts of 30 to 40 cm is expected by Saturday morning. Reduced visibility in heavy snow and local blowing snow is expected as winds will gust to 80 km/h.
Snowfall of 5 to 15 cm is expected for some areas while rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 mm is expected Friday morning and continuing into Saturday. Winds will gust to 100 km/h
The storm will move into Quebec this evening. Significant snowfall amounts, very strong winds and blowing snow are expected.
Widespread snowfall amounts from 30 to 50 centimetres are expected beginning this evening until Friday evening. Snow will continue into Saturday; total amounts for the event may be near 70 centimetres locally. Areas near the St. Lawrence River will receive lesser snowfall amounts as the precipitation will change to rain.
Freezing rain is a possibility for areas near the St Lawrence River late Thursday night and Friday morning.
Strong winds gusting to near 70 km/h will accompany this system. Winds combined with the snow will give poor visibility in blowing snow.
A mix of rain and snow is expected with snow for northern and central areas and rain for southern areas. Winds will gust from 90 to 110 km/h.
Prince Edward Island
Strong winds to 90 km/h are expected across Prince Edward Island Friday evening and diminishing by Saturday morning.
Rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm is expected combined with wind gusts to 90 km/h from Friday afternoon reaching Cape Breton near midnight.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Eastern Newfoundland will see a quick shot of snow and then a transition to rain. Central sections will see snow and a transition to freezing rain and eventually rain. It will be a similar story on the west coast. Winds will be very strong across the west coast.
In Labrador, snow and blowing snow is expected Friday overnight into Saturday night.