Freezing Rain, Rain, and Strong Wind Heading for Eastern Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, December 21, 2018

A large area of low pressure is going to bring some nasty weather to Eastern Canada beginning on Friday morning and continuing through Sunday for some areas.

It appears as though most of the Maritimes and Newfoundland will see heavy rain and strong winds.

Meanwhile for Labrador, Southern Quebec, and portions of Eastern Ontario, a large amount of freezing rain is possible.

Several hours of freezing rain are forecast for eastern Ontario, freezing rain will change to heavy rain on Friday morning. 25 to 50 mm are expected by Saturday morning.

In eastern Quebec, 10 to 20 mm of freezing rain is expected over areas north of the St. Lawrence River and 2 to 5 mm to the south. 25 to 35 mm of rain is expected also. Some areas north of the St. Lawrence River could see between 50 and 80 mm.

Rain and strong wind will begin over New Brunswick on Friday morning. While 20 mm of rain is expected by Saturday morning, some areas may see a prolonged period of freezing rain.

30 to 50 mm of rain is likely for much of Nova Scotia by Saturday night along with strong wind. The rain and melting snow may cause minor flooding.

Prince Edward Island will see 30 mm of rain. The rain and melting snow may cause minor flooding.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across Newfoundland and parts of Labrador. The rain begins on Saturday morning along the west coast and will make it to the Avalon on Sunday morning. The rain and melting snow may cause minor flooding. Snow and freezing rain will move over western Labrador Friday evening then spread over the remainder of Labrador overnight or early Saturday morning. 

While temperatures will rise as the low moves over the area, temperatures will quickly drop afterward.

The Team

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