Significant storm system to push across Newfoundland
A weather system will push across Newfoundland tonight and Saturday bringing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain, and strong winds. Snow, mixed precipitation, and rain will push into Newfoundland tonight. For areas expecting to see mostly snow, amounts will range from 20 to 30 cm for the areas east of about Grand Falls-Windsor to the Bonavista Peninsula, and 10 to 15 cm for west of Grand Falls-Windsor. For St. John's and northern areas of the Avalon Peninsula, places such as Carbonear could see 15 to 25 cm of snow depending on the exact track. Significant amounts of freezing rain is expected along the south coast. 5 to 10 mm of freezing rain is possible. As a result power outages are possible combined with slippery road conditions. A slight north or south shift in the track could result in a vastly different forecast.
Strong Storm to Impact Southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada
A strong area of low pressure will push across southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada throughout the weekend. This storm will bring heavy snow, heavy rain, very strong winds, and storm surge. Winter storm warnings, snowfall warnings, and storm surge warnings are in effect across southern Quebec. For areas under the winter storm warning, total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are expected combined with strong winds. This will cause local blowing snow from Saturday evening to Sunday. 15 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected for areas under a snowfall warning. Coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas under a storm surge warning. Tonight to Sunday afternoon snowfall with total amounts of 25 to 30 cm is expected in northern New Brunswick. Southeastern New Brunswick will see heavy rain with about 30 mm expected combined with strong southeast winds. Rain will end later Sunday morning. For central sections, snow and ice pellets are expected to spread across northern New Brunswick and rain across southern New Brunswick tonight. Snow, freezing rain or ice pellets are expected for the remaining areas of the province tonight, with a change over to rain possible. On Prince Edward Island there is a wind warning in effect for Kings County. Maximum wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected early Sunday morning. Across Nova Scotia, there are wind warnings and rainfall warnings. winds will gust up to 90 km/h for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia for Halifax and east. For Cape Breton Island, gusts to 100 km/h are expected. Les Suêtes winds could gust to 180 km/h. Winds this strong will cause power outages and could blow vehicles off the road and could cause considerable structural damage include total collapse for structures not well-built. The strong winds will occur overnight into Sunday morning. For areas in Nova Scotia under a rainfall warning 30 to 50 mm is expected Saturday evening until Sunday morning. Wind warnings have been issued for portions of the west coast of Newfoundland. Tomorrow afternoon winds will gust to near 110 km/h. In the Wreckhouse area, winds will gust to 140 km/h near noon on Sunday and then subside in the afternoon. Power outages are possible. Rain is expected across central and eastern Newfoundland with a rain and snow mix along the west coast. Snow is expected in Labrador. Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today and says that tomorrow's crossing could also be impacted.
Snowfall Forecast for The Maritimes and Newfoundland
Don't forget to subscribe! An area of low pressure will push across the Maritimes today and bring both snow and rain to the region. Across the Maritimes, snowfall amounts will range from 5 cm to 30 cm. The heaviest snow is expected along the shores of Bay of Fundy, the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick Border and Lunenburg County to and including Cape Breton Island. Snow will change to rain across parts of Nova Scotia. Rain is expected across the southern and eastern shores of Nova Scotia. Overnight and Sunday morning snow will push across southern Newfoundland and will clear by noon on Sunday. 10 to 15 cm is possible over the Burin and the southern Avalon Peninsula. For the northern Avalon and the remainder of the south coast, only about 2 to 5 cm is expected. Elsewhere across Newfoundland, some flurries are expected with little to no accumulation. There is a blowing snow advisory in effect for Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, and the Burin Peninsula. Maximum wind gusts to 80 km/h are possible along parts of the coast.