System to Impact Atlantic Canada



As an area of low pressure departs Atlantic Canada today, another system is headed our way.


Snow will be the dominant form of precipitation across the Maritimes and will begin on Sunday night and continue on Monday.


On Monday heavy snow will impact southern, central, and eastern Newfoundland. Lesser amounts are expected along the west coast.


This low will pass east of Nova Scotia and south of Newfoundland. As a result, the strongest winds will remain offshore as will the majority of mixed precipitation.


While a slight shift in the track can make a big difference, it looks like parts of Prince Edward Island could see between 15 and 30 cm of snow. Nova Scotia could pick up 20 to 40 cm of snow and parts of Newfoundland could see 15 to 30 cm of snow.


Winds will gust to near 70 km/h over some areas of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.


Marine Atlantic says that crossings could be impacted on Sunday.