After a calm tranquil few days, a weather system is expected to bring unsettled weather to Atlantic Canada beginning on Friday evening.
Rain is expected to spread across the Maritimes on Friday night. Rain will change to snow or ice pellets across New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island before dawn on Saturday. Northern sections of Nova Scotia will see snow or ice pellets on Saturday afternoon. Conditions will improve by Saturday evening.
On Friday night snow, rain, freezing rain, and ice pellets are expected across Newfoundland. An extended period of rain or freezing rain is expected along the south coast. In western Newfoundland, the rain will change to snow or ice pellets on Saturday morning. The Avalon Peninsula will begin as rain changing to freezing rain and snow by Saturday evening. Winds across Newfoundland will be quite gusty.
It is too early to provide specific precipitation amounts. It does appear as though this system may have significant impacts on travel.
Marine Atlantic says that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait, they anticipate potential impacts to sailings from Friday evening through to Saturday morning.
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