Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 7:42 pm - Triple threat for impactful storms across Atlantic Canada this week.
The storm that brought some school closures and difficult travel to parts of the East Coast will give way to what will be the third and final storm set to impact the Atlantic region beginning early Thursday. Beyond this latest bout of snow looms a very drastic temperature drop into the otherwise calmer weekend. Details and timing, below.
- A third system will move into Maritimes Thursday morning as active storm track continues
- Snow reaches Newfoundland later in the day Thursday
- Quieter, colder weekend ahead
- Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area
THURSDAY: THIRD STORM SET TO IMPACT ATLANTIC CANADA
Another system follows closely on the heels of Wednesday's snow-maker, arriving in the Maritimes for Thursday morning and spreading snow across the region through the day.
This will be a bit weaker than previous systems, featuring less wind, and a swath of 5-10 cm of snow for Nova Scotia and parts of southern New Brunswick, with more northern areas of New Brunswick picking up less than 5 cm.
In Newfoundland, the snow will start later in the day, by the late morning in the southwest and reaching the Avalon Peninsula by the late afternoon, and exiting overnight Friday. The highest amounts will be along the south and west coasts, including part of the Avalon, with some sea-effect enhancement in the west.
LOOK AHEAD: FAIR AND COLD INTO THE WEEKEND
A well-deserved break is in store for the region for Friday and Saturday, as high pressure starts to build into Atlantic Canada, though onshore winds may lead to snow streamers for places like Cape Breton and western Newfoundland on Friday.
But though Saturday sees the return of the sun, the departing system will have begun dragging cold air into the region behind it by Thursday evening, such that most places will see daytime highs no warmer than the negative teens by Saturday.
A return to slightly milder, but more active, conditions are expected next week.
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