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Parts of Atlantic Canada could see some light snow Monday, but a bigger system targeting the region could bring up to 25 cm of snow mid-week.

Major winter storm targets Atlantic Canada this week, 25 cm of snow possible

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Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:52 PM -

Parts of Atlantic Canada could see light snow and gusty winds on Monday.

"A sharp cold front going through today may bring reduced visibility and blowing snow at times, although overall significant snow is not expected with amounts generally ranging from two to five centimetres," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Temperatures will fall through the day behind the front."

Vaswani adds that in Newfoundland, the front will bring snow as well the risk of mixing for the Avalon overnight.

Forecasters are also keeping their eye on a bigger system expected to impact Atlantic Canada mid-week.

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"This will likely be a winter storm with significant snowfall accumulating along with blowing snow being a large issue," Vaswani warns. "The European model is hinting at some areas seeing as much as 10 inches or 25 cm although this is still a few days out."

Again there may be some mixing in the Avalon with the threat of freezing rain, but otherwise, mostly a snow event.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for the region, noting they will continue to monitor the development of this storm.

"This disturbance has the potential to bring significant snow, strong winds and blowing snow to the Maritimes," EC says.

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