Snow, Freezing Rain, Rain, and Wind Heading to Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, February 7, 2019
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An area of low pressure over the Midwest will gather strength as it moves through Ontario and Quebec and ultimately Atlantic Canada.

Tonight into Friday, an extended period of freezing rain and ice pellets is expected in New Brunswick. Freezing rain will change to rain Friday morning over southern regions and during the afternoon in the north as temperatures rise.

On Prince Edward Island, an extended period of freezing rain is likely Friday morning. Freezing rain will change to rain near noon.

Precipitation ahead of the warm front will begin as freezing rain overnight across far western Nova Scotia, then spread eastward to reach Cape Breton on Friday morning. Freezing rain will change to rain. Areas along the immediate Atlantic coast may see only a brief period of freezing rain.

Snow will develop over southwestern Newfoundland near noon Friday and spread to the remainder of the Island late in the day on Friday. The snow will transition through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain Friday night. Winds will also be strong.

In Labrador heavy snow will develop over western Labrador on Friday morning and spread to coastal areas by Friday afternoon. The snow is expected to taper to flurries on Saturday over the interior but may persist along the coast through Sunday, possibly into Monday.

The Team

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