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Atlantic: One system ends, eyes already on the next one

Sunday, March 1st 2020, 8:22 pm - Heavy snow from a slow-moving low will be at an end Monday morning, but the next system is already on the horizon.

Heavy snow will be largely finished in Newfoundland and the eastern Maritimes by the morning, but the next system will begin moving into New Brunswick later in the day, beginning as snow. Unlike the previous system, however, much of the region will see a switchover to rain, limiting amounts somewhat. For a closer look, see below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Heavy snow in Cape Breton, eastern Nova Scotia and P.E.I. ends by Monday morning
  • Strong coastal winds expected Monday morning for much of the Atlantic
  • Next system moves into New Brunswick Monday afternoon
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

MONDAY: ONE STORM ENDS, ANOTHER APPROACHES

The worst effects of a low-pressure system moving past the Atlantic provinces were restricted to a relatively narrow band, but they were prodigious. The low drastically slowed down as it passed, giving it more time to dump snow on eastern Nova Scotia.

The eastern mainland could pick up as much as 30 cm by the time it all comes to an end early Monday morning (later Monday for Newfoundland), with heavy amounts also in Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland.

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New Brunswick mostly escaped the heaviest snow, but that won't be the case for the next one, which will start pushing into the province on Monday afternoon, covering most of the province by the evening.

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TUESDAY: SYSTEM MOVES EAST, CHANGEOVER TO RAIN

The system will gradually move across the region into Tuesday morning with the most snow staying in New Brunswick. However, the temperature differential will be such that once its effects begin in Nova Scotia, it will manifest mostly as rain. And in fact, a switchover to rain is also in the cards for much of New Brunswick overnight, continuing into Tuesday, with the effects clearing out through the day.

In Newfoundland, the snow will begin pushing into the province's southwest by the predawn hours of Tuesday, though it will be short-lived due to the speed of the system. Any switchover to rain will be confined to the southern shores of the province, as well as briefly the Avalon, before ending later in the day.

Check back into the weekend for forecast updates.

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