Significant snow is expected to move into Atlantic Canada over the weekend as a low pressure system travels up the Northeast U.S. coast.
Major impacts are expected with the weekend storm across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Travel delays are likely throughout the region, and many will have to spend time shoveling and plowing in the wake of the storm.
After bringing moderate to heavy snow from Pennsylvania to Maine in the United States, the storm will cross the Gulf of Maine, making landfall in Nova Scotia. Heavy rain will come to the eastern coast of Nova Scotia as a result, along with howling winds.
The focus of heavy snow on Saturday will be across New Brunswick. A band of heavy snow will cross right through Fredericton and Moncton, bringing a widespread 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) of snow.
On Sunday a myriad of dangerous conditions will follow the storm north into Newfoundland and Labrador. An area of 12-24 inches of snow may follow the low through Anticosti Island, far eastern Quebec and Labrador. Winds are expected to be fierce, and the combination of wind and snow will result in whiteout conditions at times.
Travel across the entire region this weekend will see significant disruptions, even in coastal Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, where high winds and heavy rains will be in place.
While calm will come Monday, area residents will want to be quick with their clean up, as another storm is expected to impact the region Tuesday and Wednesday. A third storm could follow next weekend.