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Temps expected to rise across much of Atlantic Canada on Monday. Snow will change to rain, but the risk for a flash freeze increases as temperatures rapidly fall Monday night.

Flash freeze warnings issued for parts of Atlantic Canada

Digital writers

Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:32 PM -

Conditions were less than ideal for drivers across Atlantic Canada this weekend, with blowing snow, high winds and cold temperatures battering most of the region.

Now, with the start of a new week, Atlantic Canadians are bracing for more severe weather. 

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"Numerous warnings have been issued for the region as another system tracks in Monday through Tuesday morning," says Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham. "It will be a similar track to the previous system, but overall this latest system is a bit weaker so rain totals and peak wind gusts should not be quite as high as what we saw Saturday through Sunday."

Mild temperatures and periods of rain are forecast for parts of the region on Monday. 

Up to 30 mm of rain could fall in the hardest places with some areas seeing temperatures rise well above the freezing mark.

"Tonight a strong cold front will sweep across the region and temperatures will plummet in its wake," warns Environment Canada in a statement Monday. "The combination of rain, snow melt and rapidly falling temperatures could lead to some slippery roads and sidewalks."

Environment Canada issued a flash freeze warning for parts of New Brunswick with temperatures expected to fall abruptly Monday night. 

Further north, snow is expected and snowfall amounts of 15 cm are expected in New Brunswick.

The system will push into Newfoundland mid-afternoon on Monday, bringing snow, rain and gusty winds to the province.

"The main threat will once again be heavy rain and very blustery winds," says Monica Vaswani, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the Wreckhouse area, where southeasterly winds can gust up to 100 km/h beginning late Monday afternoon.

Be sure to visit our Alerts page for watches and warnings.

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