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Cold remains in Atlantic Canada, but relief is on the way

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:20 AM -

People in Nova Scotia and along New Brunswick's Fundy Shore had to drive to work on slippery roads Monday morning, after a weak low pressure system dropped a few centimetres of snow on the Maritimes, beginning Sunday night.

It's nowhere near as bad as previous systems to strike the region, but it will still affect the region through Monday.

"Light snow will continue to drop throughout the afternoon, with the hardest hit area being Yarmouth with 2-5 cm of snow. Halifax will be seeing 2 cm or less," said Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter.

But while the snow will end today, don't expect the cold to go away.

Like pretty much everywhere else in Canada, the east coast has been gripped with below-seasonal temperatures.

Though not as harsh as elsewhere in Canada, it still wasn't a comfortable weekend for Atlantic Canadians.

Some of the coldest temperatures have been in parts of Newfoundland, where a wind chill warning was in effect for the Northern Peninsula Monday morning, with expected wind chills making it feel like -35.

But Grinter says there's good news in the forecast for the patient, at least as far as temperature is concerned.

"Temperatures will continue to be below seasonal, but warmer temperatures are in store for the end of the week.

However, Weather Network forecasters are keeping an eye on a new system that will begin to affect the region Thursday night.

Newfoundland is on track to feel the brunt of a brewing low pressure system making its way up the east coast.

While there are no concrete forecasts on snowfall amounts, parts of the island are on track for some kind of snow, along with areas of the Maritimes, but the real story will be the wind.

Forecasters say gusts of up to 140 km/h are possible in parts of southern Newfoundland and parts of Nova Scotia.

TUNE IN: We'll be keeping a VERY watchful eye on that system as it approaches. Tune in for every update.

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