Second round of snow to hit Atlantic Canada this weekend
Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:05 PM -
STORM WATCH: Tune into The Weather Network on TV for continued coverage on this system.
People in Atlantic Canada won't have much time to recuperate from the Valentine's Day system that resulted in school closures and power outages on Friday.
A second storm in the one-two punch is set to bring more snow and strong winds to the region this weekend.
"The region is only looking at a 12-18 hour window between storms, with the second potentially being stronger than the first," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.
"This second system will round the bottom of the large upper trough in eastern U.S. and make its way north into Atlantic Canada hot on the heels of the first storm," adds Dayna Vettese, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Blowing snow will be an issue as the fall snow will be combined with strong winds."
Vettese says the exact location of the heaviest snow is still uncertain due to a low confidence in the track.
"Halifax and north could see a period of mixing or freezing rain and areas north could see a changeover to rain."
In Newfoundland, warm air associated with this system could cause a chance for mixing or rain over the Avalon late Sunday morning.
More than 15 cm of snow could fall in the Maritimes with up to 25 cm possible in parts of Newfoundland.
The storm's track will determine where the heaviest swath of snow lies.
"Forecast confidence is high that winds will be a strong impact once again with this second system," Vettese says.