Rounds of rain, wet snow will kick off the week in Atlantic Canada

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Rounds of rain, wet snow will kick off the week in Atlantic Canada
Rounds of rain, wet snow will kick off the week in Atlantic Canada

Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is being funnelled into Atlantic Canada and a blocking pattern over the region means that several rounds of rain are in store throughout this week. The soggy conditions on Monday will be reminiscent of the weather seen during the weekend and parts of the region are expecting another round of snow. The highest snowfall totals occur just south of Moncton where up to 15 cm is possible. Strong winds will impact much of the region and could exceed 80 km/h at times on Monday. Details and timing, below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wet snow to New Brunswick, parts of Nova Scotia, P.E.I. on Monday, rain elsewhere

  • Powerful wind gusts between 50-80 km/h

CAPE BRETON RECOVERING FROM FREEZING RAIN

A freezing rain storm that impacted northern Nova Scotia this weekend left significant damages, including downed trees, power outages, and floods. Thousands were left without power on Sunday and the Inverness Volunteer Fire Department opened its fire hall as a comfort centre to people that were affected by the storm.

The latest stalled system brought several rounds of rain and freezing rain to Cape Breton with amounts nearing 100 mm in some western parts of the island.

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THIS WEEK: ROUNDS AND ROUNDS OF RAIN, WET SNOW

The unrelenting precipitation is due to a blocking ridge of high pressure that will cause the Maritimes and parts of Newfoundland to see multiple rounds of rain through Tuesday.

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The rain will be widespread across Nova Scotia on Monday before reaching Newfoundland in the afternoon hours. Through Tuesday, Halifax to Sydney could see 20-50 mm while St. John’s will see 20-40 mm. Most of New Brunswick will see 5-10 mm.

Snow will come after the rain in some areas and Moncton could see 5-15 cm by Monday afternoon. Parts of western Nova Scotia will see 5-10 cm of snow while P.E.I. will see below 5 cm.

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Strong winds will wrap around this system and gusts will range from 50-80 km/h on Monday. This system is expected to stall over Atlantic Canada until mid to late week.

Be sure to check back for updates on the moisture-filled system for Atlantic Canada.