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Yet another messy weekend in the Maritimes

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:07 AM -

Compared to past storms in the last couple of weeks, this weekend's low pressure system will seem relatively mild in most parts of Atlantic Canada.

But only comparatively, as it will still be a messy and windy one for people in the Maritimes through the day Saturday, and Newfoundland beginning Saturday night.

Snow-wise, northern New Brunswick will be the worst hit, with significant amounts on tap for the Bathurst area north, and plenty also stretching down to the Fredericton area.

But for the much of the rest of the Maritimes, the snow will be a precursor to rain, mixing ahead of that moisture for a period before switching over completely, with the heaviest amounts along New Brunswick's Fundy Shore and Nova' Scotia's Yarmouth area.

Parts of Cape Breton Island may see freezing rain, and a freezing rain warning was in effect there Saturday morning, along with a Les Suetes wind warning for developing gusts of up to 120 km/h.

Across in Newfoundland, the province's Wreckhouse region was under a wind warning also, for potential 110 km/h gusts.

The system affecting the Maritimes Saturday will begin moving into Newfoundland in the late evening, bringing snow followed by rain, except in western Newfoundland, where it will remain as snow.

Newfoundland will be relatively dry and seasonal Saturday before the storm moves in, while the Maritimes are in for better weather on Sunday. Both areas will see more seasonal weather Monday.


TUNE IN: We'll have ongoing weather news and forecasts on the Weather Network on TV.


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