System to impact Atlantic Canada tonight and Thursday


An area of low pressure will push across Atlantic Canada bringing rain, snow, mixed precipitation, and strong winds to the region.


New Brunswick

In northeastern sections, snowfall amounts between 15 and 20 cm are expected between this afternoon and Thursday morning. For the Fundy coast of New Brunswick, 25 mm of rain is expected.


Prince Edward Island

Rain is expected for most areas overnight and will end in the afternoon. There could be some snow mixed in at times for the Tignish area. Rainfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 mm for the eastern half of P.E.I. to 10 to 20 mm for the western half of the province.


Nova Scotia

Rain is expected to move south to north overnight and will continue to Thursday afternoon. Rainfall amounts between 15 to 30 mm are expected. The heaviest rain will fall across southern and eastern areas along with Cape Breton Island.


Newfoundland

Across western and central Newfoundland rain and snow is expected. For the west and southwest coast rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm are possible. Areas from Corner Brook to Hawke's Bay will change from snow to rain. Snowfall amounts will range from about 5 to 15 cm. For the Port Saunders to St Anthony, to Englee area, precipitation will remain as snow with 15 to 25 cm expected. Precipitation will be mostly rain for central and eastern Newfoundland.


Strong winds with gusts between 80 km/h and 100 km/h is possible.


Labrador

For southeastern Labrador snowfall amounts of 30 cm is expected.


Marine Atlantic is impacted by this system too. The North Sydney to Port aux Basques crossing scheduled for 11:45 am is departing at 10:30 am. There could be an impact on crossings on Wednesday and Thursday.


Another storm is possible for Atlantic Canada this weekend.