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Weekend weather: What you need to know

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:35 AM -

The big weather story this weekend is the latest nor'easter to target the east coast, but the rest of Canada isn't quite in for calm weather.

From east to west, from rain to snow, here's a look at what you're in for, wherever you live in Canada.

Atlantic Canada

After being blasted by a vicious nor'easter this past week, Canada's east coast is in for yet another such storm, this one rolling in Saturday night.

While not as powerful as the last one, people in Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick are in for an awful lot of rain, with periods of freezing rain along a warm front as it passes through the region.

As for the snow, New Brunswick will feel that the worst, especially areas north of Fredericton.

As for Newfoundland, the storm will move in by Sunday night, and although amounts are still uncertain, significant snowfall amounts are possible.

LIVE ON LOCATION: Weather Network reporters Nathan Coleman and Suzanne Leonard will be reporting from the region during our Storm Watch coverage, starting Saturday afternoon. Get the details of this latest storm online.

Ontario and Quebec

That nor'easter system is a large one, and it will clip southern Ontario and Quebec, although the effects will definitely not be the same in each province.

Ontario, for example, will see some snow in the east and in the Niagara region beginning late Saturday night, but amounts will be relatively light compared to Atlantic Canada.

Areas further north of the lakes will see mostly trace amounts, if not simple flurries.

Neighbouring Quebec, however, is in for a rougher time. 

Around 10 cm is possible around on the island of Montreal, with up to 20 cm possible in the Eastern Townships, where snowfall warnings are in effect.

As the system passes, winds will be gusty, especially in the Niagara region and Quebec's St. Lawrence River valley.

Sunny and cool on Sunday, although warmer and sunnier conditions are on tap for Monday.


A weak clipper will bring scattered flurries to the Prairie provinces, Saturday, with a slight freezing rain risk in the evening in southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba along the warm front.

Starting Saturday night, an Arctic air mass will descend across the region, keeping temperatures well below seasonal on Sunday.

Saturday already dawned with a noticeable nip in the air in some parts of Alberta.

There is hope on the horizon, however, as temperatures are expected to climb slowly next week.

British Columbia

If you've had enough of wet showery weather, we're afraid it's not done yet. 

Rain will continue through Sunday, but forecasters are keeping an eye on a ridge buildng in for early in the coming week.

TUNE IN: We'll have the latest weather news and forecasts for your part of the country on The Weather Network on TV.

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