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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

System to bring mixed precipitation to Atlantic Canada

On Wednesday an area of low pressure will push across the Maritimes bringing snow, rain, and ice pellets to the region.

New Brunswick

Snow is expected for most areas but for southeastern sections, snow will change to ice pellets and eventually rain on Wednesday, For central and southwestern New Brunswick snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

Prince Edward Island

A few wet flurries is expected on Wednesday evening across the island before a transition to rain overnight. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm are anticipated.

Conditions will improve on Thursday morning.

Nova Scotia

Rain is expected to begin on Wednesday afternoon and continue until Thursday morning. Overnight on Wednesday, some snow is possible across the Cape Breton Highlands.

10 to 20 mm of rain is likely. The heavier rain will fall across the east coast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

All of Newfoundland and southeastern Labrador will be impacted by this weather system on Thursday.

Early on Thursday some snow is possible on the Avalon Peninsula but rain will be the dominant form of precipitation. 2 to 5 cm of snow could fall over the Avalon, the area most likely to see 5 cm is the Baccalieu Trail. Winds will also be strong with gusts to 80 km/h possible. Conditions will clear by Thursday afternoon.

For areas such as Gander and Terra through to the Bonavista Peninsula, snow is expected on Thursday morning. Snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain on Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts up to 10 cm is possible. Along coastal areas winds are expected to gust to 100 km/h. Conditions will improve on Friday morning.

Along the west coast including the Great Northern Peninsula and most of central Newfoundland snow is expected. Snow will begin across the area on Wednesday night. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are possible. On Thursday morning snow will change to rain for areas south of Corner Brook. For the Corner Brook and Deer Lake area, some freezing rain or ice pellets is possible. Behind the low, flurries will persist on the west coast on Friday. Strong winds will cause reduced visibility.

For southeastern Labrador including Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair and Norman Bay to Lodge Bay, snow will begin on Thursday morning and continue until early on Friday. 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible.

Keep checking back for updates.


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