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Snow & Rain for Atlantic Canada

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

December 7, 2009 — The Colorado Low that brought rain, snow and strong winds to Ontario and Quebec is currently bringing the same to Atlantic Canada.

Strong winds gusting up to 70-80km/h will continue today for most of Atlantic Canada.

Northern New Brunswick will see snow today with up to 10 cm possible, more locally. Southern New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI could see mixed precipitation.

The system will move out of the area this afternoon but will be followed by sea effect snow and continued strong winds. The sea effect will stay in place until the weekend when conditions will be drier. Temperatures behind the system will be colder and will remain cold throughout the weekend.

Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland will see the brunt of the storm today with sea effect once its moves out this evening. Strong winds with gusts of up to 70-80km/h are possible reducing visibility.

For the Avalon and the Burin Peninsula, 5-10cm of snow is possible today with the risk of freezing rain and ice pellets. The Gander area could see 10-15cm of snow, more locally with 15+cm of snow for the Grand Falls area.

By Thursday evening, the storm will be heading out to sea but winds behind the system will cause sea effect snow including the risk of squalls. Temperatures will drop and remain cold throughout the weekend.

Watches and Warnings are currently in place across the region. Check back for more updates.

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