Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, November 2, 2018
A couple of lows will have a profound impact on the weather in Atlantic Canada this weekend.
New Brunswick will see heavy rain up to 50 mm can be expected for most areas. The heaviest rain will fall in southeastern New Brunswick where 50 to 80 millimetres are expected by Saturday evening.
At least 50 mm is possible on Prince Edward Island, total rainfall amounts could exceed that.
Rain is also going to be heavy in Nova Scotia. Most of the rain looks like it will fall over southern and western sections. For the south coast, and along the shores of the Bay of Fundy, rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 millimetres are expected by Saturday evening. Elsewhere across the province, at least 50 mm is possible. The rain will be accompanied by strong wind also.
Saturday and Sunday Newfoundland will see rain and wind. The southwest and west coast of Newfoundland will see the most rain with 40 to 60 mm by Sunday morning. There will be strong winds also with gusts expected between 100 km/h to 120 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast. At the same time high waves and storm surge may cause higher than normal water levels and pounding surf along the west and south coasts during high tide on Sunday morning.
In Labrador precipitation will remain as snow from Labrador City to the Upper Lake Melville area and along the Mid Labrador Coast, with 20 to 35 cm likely by the end of the day Sunday. Snow will change over to ice pellets or freezing rain on Saturday night. Over southeastern Labrador, precipitation will eventually change to rain on Saturday evening. Rainfall amounts along the Strait will likely range between 30 and 60 mm. At the same time high waves and storm surge may cause higher than normal water levels and pounding surf along the west and south coasts during high tide on Sunday morning.