Eastern Canada faces messy mix for Remembrance Day
Monday, November 11, 2013, 9:21 AM -
Canadians from coast-to-coast will gather on Monday, November 11, for Remembrance Day ceremonies - while much of eastern Canada is looking at some messy weather.
REMEMBRANCE DAY: The Weather Network will be live from CFB Borden's Remembrance Day ceremony the morning of Monday, November 11.
On the east coast, much of Atlantic Canada will be experiencing some kind of precipitation by the mid-morning, with a chance of rain, freezing rain or snow, depending on where you are.
Higher snowfall amounts will be likeliest in the interior of Newfoundland and northwestern New Brunswick.
Winds will be gusting near 90 km/h on the shorelines of east-central Newfoundland, while in the Maritimes, gusts will be near 60 km/h.
A messy mix is also en-route to Ontario, arriving in the pre-dawn hours and bringing cool temperatures and breezy conditions.
Making matters worse for drivers will be a chance of some icy conditions and an increasing chance of snowsqualls into Monday evening.
Strong winds, up to 70 km/h, are also expected, along with temperatures that will have fallen near -2C by Tuesday morning, feeling like -10 with the wind chill.
For the Prairies, it will mostly be as clear as polar air filters into the region. Residents should brace for wind chills making it feel as low as -25 in some areas, with Manitoba and Saskatchewan seeing the coldest conditions.
Some snow is expected in parts Manitoba's lakes region, although amounts will be little more than flurries, with little accumulation.
British Columbia will actually be spared wet weather on Remembrance Day, looking at mostly dry conditions through Monday evening, although stormy weather returns Tuesday. Look for rain along the coast, with some snow at the higher elevation.