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Snowy and rainy Sunday for Atlantic Canada as nor'easter blows through

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:18 PM -

Another weekend, another storm in Atlantic Canada - this one a toned-down version of the massive nor'easter that blasted the region mid-week.

Environment Canada warnings were already in effect for parts of the region Saturday morning, spreading to cover all of the Maritimes and the south of Newfoundland by Sunday morning, with rain, freezing rain and snow in the hopper as the day wears on.

The storm began moving into the region overnight, and will make its way across the Maritimes through Sunday, affecting Newfoundland beginning Sunday night.

And due to relatively warmer areas, parts of the region may see a mixing period that could make for dangerous driving.

Where's the snow?

Unlike the mid-week nor'easter, this one is expected to strike hardest in central and northern New Brunswick in terms of snowfall.

Even areas south of Fredericton and in Prince Edward Island, which are not in the areas forecast to receive the most, are on track for up to 15 cm, more than enough to make for a bad drive for anyone on the road Sunday.

In Newfoundland, they'll start feeling it by the late night, and parts of the south of the island, could receive as much as 25 cm of snow and ice pellets, but parts of the Avalon Peninsula, snow will begin later Monday, into Tuesday morning, with up to 35 cm possible in some areas.

Where's the rain?

Nova Scotia, meanwhile, doesn't have any snowfall or winter storm watches in effect, and is instead on tap for significant rain and freezing rain.

The system will begin with some snow, but as a warm front passes over the province, that will quickly switch over to rain throughout the day in Western Nova Scotia, the south shore, and the Fundy Coast of both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

But most rainfall warnings are accompanied by freezing rain warnings, due to the transition period along the warm front.

And as the warm front passes, bringing the freezing rain with it, it will leave behind an all-rainfall event through the day into the evening.


TUNE IN: Nathan Coleman and Suzanne Leonard will be live from New Brunswick as part of out ongoing Storm Watch coverage. Tune into the Weather Network on television.


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