Strong Storm System to Hammer Atlantic Canada
An area of low pressure currently centred over southern Nova Scotia is bringing and will bring severe weather to Atlantic Canada.
New Brunswick: Snow will fall over eastern and southern sections of the province today and will mix with snow late this afternoon and change to rain this evening. Snowfall amounts should be around 5 to 10 cm. Areas along the Bay of Fundy will probably remain as rain with up to 30 mm possible.
Prince Edward Island: PEI escapes this low. With only minimal impacts expected.
Nova Scotia: Rain is expected for southern sections. Inland and over higher terrain snow is possible. Snowfall amounts may reach 5 to 10 cm. Otherwise, rainfall amounts up to 40 mm are expected.
Newfoundland: By Friday morning the system will be located south of Newfoundland. The Avalon will see snow at first, then a transition to rain. Central will hold on to the snow longer with up to 15 to 20 cm expected. Across the west coast, some areas could reach or exceed 30 cm of snow. Areas next to the coast will see lesser amounts of snow because some of the precipitation will fall as rain. There will also be strong winds.
Labrador: Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected for coastal sections. There will also be strong winds.
Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today.