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Atlantic: System brushes Newfoundland, another eyes the Maritimes

Friday, March 27th 2020, 7:52 pm - The Maritimes sees the next round of active weather later Sunday, while Newfoundland sees limited effects from a separate system.

The weekend will be mostly pleasant and dry for the Maritimes before another system moves in late Sunday night, while Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula sees some limited impact from an unrelated system. We have the latest on what's ahead for the region Friday and for the weekend, below.


  • Mostly pleasant weekend in store for Maritimes, next system looms for Sunday night
  • Newfoundland affected by an offshore system, mostly limited to the Avalon
  • More active weather expected next week
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area


Most of Atlantic Canada will be dry for much of the weekend, with the exception of eastern Newfoundland, where an offshore low will scrape the Avalon, beginning Saturday morning and lingering throughout. However, the persistent precipitation will be a light rain/snow mix, and the weekend will be a cloudy one.

Meanwhile, the Maritimes will enjoy plenty of sunshine and slightly above seasonal temperatures Saturday as daytime highs will reach the upper single digits across most of the region.


However, the break from the active weather will be brief as another potentially messy system will begin impacting the region late Sunday through Monday, though its effects will be mostly limited to the Maritimes, separate from the system that will bring gloomy conditions to Newfoundland this weekend.

"Models disagree on how quickly this system weakens as it tracks into the region, so there is uncertainty in precipitation totals, but much of the region will see a period of snow that could change to rain across southern areas," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says.

Meanwhile, a separate system could target eastern Newfoundland including the Avalon early next week with a messy mix, possibly bringing snow, ice and rain back into the region from the east. Beyond that, another significant system is possible for the region at the end of next week.

Check back for more updates and details as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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