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Another snowy day gets going in Atlantic Canada

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:26 PM -

STORM WATCH: Tune in on TV for regular updates on this system as it moves through.

Atlantic Canada is in the path of yet another system that will bring heavy snow to parts of the east coast, beginning in the late morning and lasting through the day

It's part of the same system that's  currently making a mess of highways in Ontario Wednesday morning.

"The heaviest snow will fall along the south shore of Nova Scotia and the southern Burin and Avalon, with 20-25 cm expected," Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham said.

Snowfall warnings are in effect in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The snow began developing across the Maritimes from the late morning through the afternoon, and is expected to end overnight.

Southern Newfoundland, in the meantime, will see the snow developing by the late evening, ending early Thursday morning.

The southern parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland should also prepare for blowing snow potential, with wind gusts in the range of 70-80 km/h.

The wind will feel more bitter in Newfoundland, where wind chill warnings are in effect for the northern peninsula, making it feel like -35, a repeat of the frigid temperatures that covered much of the island on Tuesday.

The Maritime provinces saw some snow over the weekend, although that system changed over to a rain-snow mix, and then rain, as the system moved out.

Newfoundland, by contrast, saw heavier amounts of snow over the weekend, with parts of the Avalon getting more than 15 cm.

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