Before I get to the East, Environment Canada has released some impressive snowfall totals for the south coastal region of British Columbia from the snow that fell late Thursday night and into Friday.....
-------- Here are my latest thoughts on the second part of this storm system impacting eastern Canada....
1. This will be mostly a plain rain event Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning in Ontario from Sarnia to London to Hamilton on south. Also, right along the immediate lakeshore in Toronto I think there will be little in the way of ice as temperatures will be near +1 or+2 C. from Saturday afternoon into early Sunday.
2.In the GTA away from the lake temperatures will be near 0 to -1 C. from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning with freezing rain, though main, treated roads should be mostly wet.
3. The worst of the ice storm will likely be from just north of Kitchener to between Alliston and Markham then over to Oshawa, Peterborough and Belleville then toward Kingston and perhaps the Cornwall area. Widespread power outages are possible in this region.
4. Areas north of Parry Sound and especially near North Bay will be all snow with this event on Sunday with the potential for 15 cm.
5. In Ottawa and also Montreal, snow will begin Saturday evening and likely change to sleet by early Sunday morning before tapering off Sunday afternoon. Snow accumulation around 8 to perhaps as much as 15 cm, though the heaviest snowfall (over 15 cm) will be just north of both cities.
6. Snow will begin in the Quebec City area early Sunday morning and may mix with sleet later in the afternoon Sunday before tapering off Sunday evening.
7. Saint John, NB will likely see freezing rain or sleet Saturday night which may become more snow and sleet early Sunday morning then mostly sleet or ice midday Sunday before tapering off Sunday evening.
8. Expect mostly snow and sleet Sunday afternoon in the Charlottetown, PEI area, then mostly sleet or freezing rain early Sunday night.
Stay safe on the roads!
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Storm will bring blizzard conditions to parts of New Brunswick and P.E.I. by early Thursday morning.
Intense, quick-moving storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Maritimes later Thursday and Thursday night.