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Atlantic: Snow squalls, blizzard conditions linger

Saturday, November 30th 2019, 8:40 am - Heavy sea-effect snow across eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland threatens locally up to half a metre with blizzard conditions for some near Cape Breton.

Not everyone in Atlantic Canada will feel the sting of snow squalls Saturday, but people in eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland will be thoroughly in the thick of it. More on where the most amount of snow will accumulate, plus at when to expect the next potential storm's effects, below.

Visit our Complete Guide to Winter 2019/2020 for an in depth look at the Winter Forecast, tips to plan for it and a sneak peek at the spring season next year


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Heavy snow pushes into parts of Newfoundland on Saturday
  • Squalls will continue through Saturday evening for the eastern Maritimes and western Newfoundland
  • Forecasters watching another potentially impactful system early next week
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY

Snow squall warnings were in effect Saturday morning for parts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island adjacent to the Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence through the day on Saturday.

Accumulations will vary with the intensity of the squalls, but has the potential to pile up quickly with some areas seeing 30+ cm by Saturday afternoon.

ATL snow (4)

For eastern Newfoundland, the story instead will be rain, with the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas in line for 10-20 mm through the pre-dawn hours Sunday.

Gusting winds will impact northern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland and will generally range between 80-100 km/h. That will especially be a nuisance for people in snow squall-hit areas, driving down visibility to unsafe levels.

ATL wind (3)

Looking ahead, as a potent Colorado low moves across the northeastern U.S., it looks like a secondary low will form off the coast, impacting Atlantic Canada by late Monday and lasting possibly through to Thursday in some areas.

"This storm will track very slowly into Atlantic Canada next week and could stall for a while off the coast of New England. This will eventually bring a couple rounds of messy and wintry weather to the Maritimes with mostly rain to the south, but significant snow north of the Bay of Fundy," says meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network for all your latest forecast updates.

WATCH BELOW: PARTS OF NOVA SCOTIA FAST FORWARD RIGHT INTO THE WINTER

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