Rain and possible snow forecast for parts of Atlantic Canada heading into Easter

By The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings and special weather statements blanketing most of the Atlantic region.

It says “a long episode of rain, at times heavy” is forecast for most of New Brunswick until Saturday morning.

A special weather statement says parts of western to central New Brunswick could see up to 15 centimetres of snow by Saturday.

The weather agency says southwestern and western Newfoundland including the Great Northern Peninsula and Green Bay — White Bay could see up to 30 millimetres of rain, which could, at times, be heavy.

It says parts of Nova Scotia, including Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens counties could see up to 20 millimetres of rain by Saturday, possibly leading to localized flooding.

Prince County in Prince Edward Island could see rain mix with, or change over, to snow Saturday morning before ending in the evening. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 29, 2024.

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