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'Not ready:' Mixed feelings over first snow in Atl. Canada


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Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:34 AM - What a week it's been across parts of Atlantic Canada as the season's first snowfall followed the season's first and destructive 'weather bomb.' From power outages and downed trees amid the 'bomb,' to snow shovels and poor driving conditions as the flakes began to fly. Now, we're tracking yet another major weather story with a flood threat as significant rain arrives this weekend.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sea-effect snow along west coast of Newfoundland Friday behind the system; cool weather, feeling closer to the freezing mark
  • Warm up this weekend into Sunday with a slow-moving system and heavy rain
  • Flood potential increases late Saturday into Sunday for Cape Breton and western, southern and central Newfoundland

"The flurries are flying," said The Weather Network's Nathan Coleman while chasing the wintry weather in Nova Scotia on Thursday. "Feels good to be back out in the snow again."

Coleman's snow excitement was one of the few as social media erupted with messages more like, "Not ready...so not ready," and "Oh boy...I guess it’s really time to start thinking about putting those snow tires on!" See more of the snowy scenes and mixed reactions, below.

STAYING LOCKED IN THE ACTIVE TRACK, WHAT'S NEXT

Rain showers and mixing through the higher elevations persisted across parts of Cape Breton and the northern Peninsula of Newfoundland early Friday on the back side of the departing low. After the brief break in improving conditions on Friday, the next major system moving through on Saturday is set to bring heavy rain as it taps into tropical moisture. There's a risk for 50-100+ mm of rainfall for Cape Breton and extending across western and central Newfoundland, helping to wash away any of the recent snowfall. This system will also bring widespread gusty winds to the Atlantic provinces through the weekend.

Beware: With the slow-moving nature of the front and abundant moisture involved, the risk for localized flooding increases Saturday night through Sunday.

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