Winter storm may shut down travel in the Maritimes, bring 15-30 cm of snow

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Winter storm may shut down travel in the Maritimes, bring 15-30 cm of snow
Winter storm may shut down travel in the Maritimes, bring 15-30 cm of snow
Winter storm may shut down travel in the Maritimes, bring 15-30 cm of snow

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There'll be a lot of shovelling to be done in Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick Sunday morning, after a powerful Texas low brought some very heavy snow to the Maritimes Saturday. Some of its effects will linger into Newfoundland through the early morning hours, though with nowhere near the intensity of its impact across the gulf. Beyond, we've got our eye on another system early next week, though currently not looking as intense as the one that just passed. For a closer look, see below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snow will have ended overnight in the Maritimes, by the early morning hours in Newfoundland

  • Another potent system on deck for early next week

INTO SUNDAY: MARITIME IMPACT ABATES, LINGERS A LITTLE LONGER IN NEWFOUNDLAND

As Saturday night wore on in Atlantic Canada, snowfall warnings still covered much of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick, even as a moisture-laden Texas low gradually begin to exit the Maritimes.

By morning, people in those provinces will be digging out from 20-30 cm of snow, higher for parts of eastern Nova Scotia. In Newfoundland, however, though the system will pass too far south of the island to have much of a serious impact, it will still bring about 5-10 cm, lasting into the early morning hours.

ATLSnowSat
ATLSnowSat

LOOK AHEAD: NEXT POTENT SYSTEM EARLY NEXT WEEK

Beyond the weekend, another significant system is expected to push into Atlantic Canada Monday afternoon. The exact track and impacts are still uncertain, but overall this will be a much milder and wet storm for the region.

ATLMondayTemp
ATLMondayTemp

Heavy snow is expected for the western Maritimes, including parts of New Brunswick, but primarily rain is likely for the rest of the region as very mild air surges north to Labrador with the potential for above freezing temperatures and rain extending to Happy Valley-Goose Bay during mid-next week.

Looking ahead further, there are no signs of any more Arctic air through early to mid-January.

Thumbnail courtesy of Nathan Coleman, taken in Halifax, N.S.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.