Widespread Freezing Rain Expected Across Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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The area of low pressure that swept across Ontario and Quebec is impacting the Maritime Provinces and will make its way to Newfoundland tonight.

Rain has already started across the New Brunswick and portions of Nova Scotia. We are seeing some freezing rain across Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.

The highest accumulations are expected over the central and eastern parts of northern New Brunswick where upwards of 15 mm of freezing rain is possible. When the freezing rain changes to rain 25 to 40 mm are possible. This rain combined with snow melt may cause flooding.

On Prince Edward Island the freezing rain will transition to rain later today. 

Most of Nova Scotia is seeing rain. On Cape Breton the freezing rain will change to rain.

There is also strong winds in areas.

By tonight the low will move to Newfoundland.

The west coast may see hurricane-force winds, over 120 km/h.

Widespread freezing rain is expected across Newfoundland.

Freezing rain will transition to rain through the day on Wednesday.

The Team

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