Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
An area of low pressure is beginning to make its presence known across the Maritime Provinces. It will move into Newfoundland Thursday evening.
Western New Brunswick will largely escape any impacts from the system. Some light flurries is possible in some areas.
Eastern New Brunswick will see snow beginning on Thursday afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected, locally some areas could see 25 cm.
Prince Edward Island will also most likely see snow. Snow will begin Thursday afternoon. Amounts of 10 to 20 cm is possible.
Cape Breton will begin as snow on Thursday afternoon and change to rain or freezing rain on Friday night.
Central Nova Scotia snow will be the dominant form of precipitation to start. Snow will change to or become mixed with rain in some areas. Some areas could see up to 25 cm of snow.
Southern Shore snow will be the dominant form of precipitation to start. Snow will change to or become mixed with rain in some areas. There is also a risk of ice pellets.
Western and Central Newfoundland will begin as snow on Thursday evening. Precipitation is expected to remain as snow with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm likely, the areas likely to see 25 cm will be over the Long Range Mountains.
South coast of Newfoundland will begin as a few flurries on Thursday evening before quickly changing over to freezing rain or ice pellets and then to rain.
Eastern and the Avalon will not see much in the way of snow. There will be some ice pellets or freezing rain before a change to just rain.
Labrador will largely escape any impacts from the system.
All areas of Atlantic Canada will experience gusty to strong winds.