Strong Storm to Hammer Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, October 27, 2018

A strong low pressure system will push across the Maritime Provinces beginning late this afternoon.

Snow, freezing rain, and rain is expected across western New Brunswick. Precipitation is expected to start off as a snow mixed with ice pellets in central and northwestern New Brunswick late this evening and then transition to freezing rain after midnight.

Prince Edward Island will see rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm and winds gusting up to 80 km/h.

Heavy rain is expected in eastern and southern shores of Nova Scotia. 70 mm is possible in some areas. A Les Suete wind warning is in effect for Cape Breton Island as well as a wind warning for Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties. Elsewhere in the province, east to southeast winds gusting up to 80 km/h are expected tonight and Sunday morning, especially in coastal areas.

Gros Morne and surrounding areas could see an extended period of freezing rain. Strong winds are expected across southwestern Newfoundland. There is a Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity. Winds will gust to 140 km/h in the Wreckhouse area Sunday. Also there is a wind warning for Bay St. George. Coastal gusts are expected to reach 100 km/h over some areas.

Heavy rain is expected for some areas with 50+ mm expected in some areas.Precipitation will likely begin as snow or ice pellets, and then change to freezing rain and then rain.

In Labrador, precipitation will begin as snow or ice pellets Sunday night and then transition through freezing rain to rain by Monday morning in central and southeastern areas. Western areas will see snow turning to ice pellets, freezing rain and rain. 15 cm of snow is possible in northern Labrador.

The Team

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