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After two nor'easters, see what's next for Atlantic Canada

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Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6:39 AM - Conditions across Atlantic Canada are finally starting to calm down after two powerful nor'easters hammered the region with heavy snow and powerful winds.

The worst of the latest nor'easter moved out of the Maritimes by late Thursday, with blizzard warnings and blowing snow advisories coming to a close by early Saturday morning.

Next up, the region will see a warm front move in later Saturday, bringing in a couple of centimetres of snow and temperatures in the upper single digits, for some, on Sunday.


  • Clouds increase through the day across the Maritimes Saturday, bringing light snow or rain showers along a warm front.
  • The low continues through the overnight hours into Sunday, bringing to the Avalon light snow and possibly changing rain.
  • Sunday will see temperatures in the mid-upper single digits in Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick.

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A warm front moving through northern Ontario will reach northern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton Island, N.S., later Saturday and into the evening hours.

"Clouds will be on the increase through the day, late day in Nova Scotia, and will bring light snow or rain showers along the front," says Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern. "The low will continue through the overnight into Sunday and bring light snow possibly changing to rain for the Avalon."

Forecasters are also watching Atlantic Canada as a low-pressure system looks to track north from the Atlantic toward the region through mid-to-late week.

"This system will most likely impact Newfoundland (possibly eastern Maritimes) with a messy mix of precipitation," adds The Weather Network's Dr. Doug Gillham. "Colorado low impacts the region later next weekend. Early March will likely bring a return to a more active pattern."

Check back as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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