Heavy rain, wind and snow cause power outages and traffic problems across Atlantic Canada.
Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 5:34 PM EST Wednesday 4 December 2013
2 to 10 mm of freezing precipitation is expected over these areas. Travel could become difficult.Details
An intense low pressure system over Newfoundland will continue to track northeastward. Less than 5 centimetres of additional snowfall is expected this evening over the Lower North Shore and the eastern point of the Gaspé Peninsula, but strong to high winds will continue, creating blowing snow. Another low pressure system over the Central United States will intensify and reach James Bay Thursday evening. Snow will develop this evening over Western Quebec before changing over to freezing rain which will last several hours. This area of freezing precipitation will gradually move eastward during the day on Thursday. The vast majority of regions north of the St. Lawrence River will be more or less affected by this freezing rain. Regions east of James Bay, however, will see significant snowfall amounts. Meanwhile, the passage of this low pressure system combined with very high tides will give conditions favorable for coastal flooding over the St Lawrence Estuary until this evening.