Drivers in the Maritimes will want to be extra careful on the roads Tuesday night. A system moving up the United States eastern seaboard is on its way into the region.
“The system will merge with the low that is currently affecting southern Ontario,” explains meteorologist Dayna Vettese at The Weather Network. The system that's affecting Ontario is bringing a mix of precipitation to parts of the province, including freezing rain, snow and rain. And it looks like it will be a similar story in the Maritimes.
“The heaviest snow looks to fall in northern New Brunswick,” says Vettese. About 5 to 10 cm could fall over places like Edmunston and Bathurst. Moving southward, the snowfall should be less than 5 cm for places like Moncton and Fredericton. Most areas, with the exception of northern New Brunswick, will see a change over to rain by the overnight period. But there is a risk of a brief period of freezing rain during the switch.
In Nova Scotia, the system should be a rain event. People in southwestern parts of the province could see more than 20 mm of rain. Already, rainfall warnings have been issued by Environment Canada in Cape Breton for around 30 mm of rain. Prince Edward Island should also see a change over from snow to rain with a risk for a brief period of freezing rain in between.
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