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Heavy snow targets Atlantic Canada this weekend

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    Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:15 PM -

    The system that will bring heavy snow and rain to southern Ontario will hit Atlantic Canada at the end of the weekend, bringing up to 20 cm of snow to some places.

    "Atlantic Canada can expect to see the storm move in late Saturday evening and through the day Sunday," explains Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

    WINTER ISN'T OVER YET: Another storm could move into the region starting Tuesday. Read about it here.

    Snowfall warnings are already in effect for parts of northwestern New Brunswick for Saturday evening.

    "This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in [this] region," EC says in a statement.

    A special weather statement has been issued for Newfoundland, where up to 20 cm of snow is expected starting mid-day Sunday.

    Up to 20 mm of rain could fall on the island as well. 

    "Current indications show that winds will remain below warning criteria, however, strong winds can be expected to develop over the northeast coast in the wake of the system on Monday," EC says.


    Forecasters are also keeping an eye on a 'classic snow storm' that is expected to move through the region next week. 

    "The official forecast from our forecast centre has around 10 cm of snow projected to fall Tuesday evening into Wednesday for many of the big cities in southern Ontario and Quebec with about 15 cm across the Maritimes," Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott said Friday morning.

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