Cold rain, wet snow make for miserable spring weekend in Atlantic Canada

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Cold rain, wet snow make for miserable spring weekend in Atlantic Canada
Cold rain, wet snow make for miserable spring weekend in Atlantic Canada
Cold rain, wet snow make for miserable spring weekend in Atlantic Canada

A messy spring storm is en route to Atlantic Canada, bringing a shot of late-season snow or a rain-snow mix, though any snowfall amounts will be relatively light, as this will be mostly a rainfall event. More details on impact and timing, below.

FRIDAY: CLOUDY DAY, SYSTEM MOVES IN THROUGH THE EVENING

That low-pressure system will be far enough away Friday to give the region a bit more dry conditions to close out the week, though it will be largely cloudy across the region and temperatures a little on the cooler side of seasonal.

It's not until Friday evening that the incoming system begins to make itself felt in the region, starting in western parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, spreading to cover the entire Maritime region through the overnight.

SATURDAY: SYSTEM CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY, NEWFOUNDLAND NEXT

Mid-April snow, while likely not welcome, is always a possibility for the Maritimes, and there'll be a shot of it from this system.

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Most of what falls will come overnight across much of the Maritimes, and only in parts of Cape Breton do forecasters expect any significant amounts.

ATLSnow
ATLSnow

Any snow that does fall will rapidly switch over to rain through the morning Saturday, with it gradually ending into the evening as the system's effects reach Newfoundland, slowly spreading across the island through the overnight.

SUNDAY AND BEYOND: RAIN FOR NEWFOUNDLAND, FAIRER WEEK AHEAD

The system will track near enough to Newfoundland to bring a bit of rain, though far enough that what falls there will be heaviest on the Avalon, where some 15-25 mm of rain is possible.

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ATLRain

Back across the Gulf, Nova Scotia's Atlantic Coast will be in a similar range, with showers also likely across the rest of the Maritimes except for northern New Brunswick, where only trace amounts, if any, are expected.

Beyond, things look mostly fair and near or slightly above seasonal early next week. St. John’s will even finally see a few days with some sunshine and milder temperatures.

The mid to late week looks more unsettled for the Maritimes, with a system tracking across the region and a quick shot of colder weather.

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Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the April weather across Atlantic Canada