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Freezing Rain and Snow for Atlantic Canada

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

March 1, 2009 — A storm that has been plaguing the Eastern Seaboard including New York and Boston is moving towards Atlantic Canada.This moisture laden system is bringing freezing rain and ice pellets to the area.

The freezing rain band will follow the warm front and continue to push north, moving out of Nova Scotia and across New Brunswick and PEI this afternoon. Freezing rain will persist in Southern New Brunswick through Tuesday morning as the warm front slides east.

Mild air will come in behind the front turning the freezing rain into rain in Nova Scotia this afternoon and PEI this evening. It will rain in those areas through Tuesday morning.

Eastern Nova Scotia in particular will see heavy amounts of rain, up to 25mm, locally more. On the north side of the system, up to 25cm of snow is expected in Northern New Brunswick.

Newfoundland will see mild air invading from east to west today with the same warm front. Snow will start in West Newfoundland whereas the Avalon Peninsula has already switched over to rain because of the milder air.

The freezing rain band that has been affecting Central Newfoundland will edge westward and northward throughout the day, moving into Western Newfoundland this afternoon and the Northern Peninsula by the evening.

By the overnight hours, the freezing rain will have moved into Labrador. Rain showers will trail behind the freezing rain but will taper off. A second pulse of moisture brought on by the cold front of the system will sweep rain from west to east on Tuesday.

Warnings are currently in effect across Atlantic Canada.

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