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System to Make for Messy Weekend in Atlantic Canada

The same storm that is impacting Ontario and Quebec will have an impact on Atlantic Canada this weekend.

New Brunswick

Snow arrives on Friday afternoon. Friday evening the snow will change to rain with a risk of ice pellets. Precipitation ends on Friday night. In northern sections 15 to 25 cm of snow is possible. 10 to 15 mm of rain is expected in southern New Brunswick.

Prince Edward Island

Friday evening ice pellets or freezing rain and then rain is expected. Precipitation ends on Friday night. Only trace amounts of snow are expected. 5 to 10 mm of rain is expected.

Nova Scotia

Rain is expected. It will start in southern sections on Friday evening. The rain will end on Saturday morning. There will be some snow on Cape Breton Island but it will not be significant. Heavy rain is expected for coastal Nova Scotia, up to 40 mm is possible.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Snow moves on to the west coast of Newfoundland on Saturday morning and will spread to central Newfoundland. The snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain and then rain. Freezing rain and rain are expected on the Avalon and south coast. Heavy snow is possible on the Northern Peninsula and west coast where 20 to 30 centimetres could accumulate, much lesser amounts are expected elsewhere. 10 to 15 mm of rain is expected along the south coast.

Marine Atlantic departures could be impacted on Friday and Saturday.

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