Forecast for Atlantic Canada calling for rain, freezing rain, snow, ice pellets


Atlantic Canadians are bracing for some nasty weather to roll into the region later today.

Environment Canada has issued scores of special weather statements and warnings as a storm approaches, bringing heavy snow to parts of the region and freezing rain to all four provinces.

Northern New Brunswick can expect between 15 and 35 centimetres of snow between this afternoon and Saturday.

Up to 15 centimetres of snow and ice pellets are in the forecast Friday for the northern Avalon Peninsula in eastern Newfoundland, where a punishing storm last month kept St. John's shut down for an entire week.

The rest of the Avalon and the Burin Peninsula can expect freezing rain, while the bulk of the island of Newfoundland is being warned that anywhere from 10 to 35 centimetres of snow is on the way, with the heaviest snow expected in central and western Newfoundland.

Meanwhile, freezing rain warnings have been issued for all of Nova Scotia, while P.E.I. is expected to endure a messy mix of ice pellets, freezing rain and up to 15 centimetres of snow.