Eastern Canada Expecting Snow, Rain, Freezing Rain, Ice Pellets, and Strong Wind

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, December 28, 2018

Conditions in Northern Ontario are expected to improve this evening as a large area of low pressure moves out of the area. Rain or drizzle is expected this morning before precipitation transitions back to snow.

Freezing rain is expected in a line from Burk's Falls to Ottawa. Freezing rain or freezing drizzle is expected to change to rain this morning.

A significant freezing rain event is expected across Southern Quebec. Freezing rain will move into Montréal early this morning then will spread from Abitibi to Eastern Townships later in the morning. It will reach the Saguenay area late this afternoon then the Lower St. Lawrence this evening. Finally, the freezing rain will become confined to portions of the Gaspé Peninsula Saturday morning.

Snow from this system is expected to begin this morning for the Fundy area and spread elsewhere by noon. Snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain and then to rain this evening. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm will be followed by up to 20 mm of rainfall. 

Snow is expected to begin over Prince Edward Island this afternoon, then change to ice pellets and freezing rain then to rain tonight. 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected. There will also be strong winds.

Snow from this system is expected to begin in southwestern Nova Scotia this morning then spread east. Snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain and by tonight will change to rain.

Across Nova Scotia 5 to 10 cm of snow is likely, amounts could be higher across eastern sections of the province. For extreme southwestern Nova Scotia, 30 mm of rain is expected. Elsewhere between 10 and 20 mm are expected. There is also potential for several hours of freezing rain. There will also be strong winds.

In Newfoundland, snow is expected to begin tonight in the south and west before spreading to all areas on Saturday. Snow is expected to change to rain along the south coast. There will also be strong winds causing blowing snow. Across Newfoundland, the heaviest snow is likely for the west coast and the northern Avalon where 10 to 15 cm is possible.



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