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NEW GLASGOW: Winter weather woes

A slow moving area of low pressure tracking towards southern Newfoundland is serving up a little bit of everything. The warm air on the leading edge of the low brings the wintry mix to rain, but that’s only temporary. A wind shift to the northwest behind the system pulls in some colder air and a return to snow. Heaviest snowfall will be across northern mainland N.S. with as much as 20 to 30 cm by Tuesday afternoon. North-westerly winds gusting as high as 80 km/h will cause whiteout conditions across P.E.I., southeast New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Snowfall totals won’t be as significant across Newfoundland and Labrador, but the wind will be a factor. First from the southeast gusting to 80 km/h and then from the west to northwest gusting to 60 km/h on Wednesday. Clearing follows the weather maker and we’ll enjoy a break in the weather until late Friday into Saturday. The approaching system is expected to track north of us and that means much more rain that snow. Some of us could get as much as 60 mm of rain on Saturday. So much for a White Christmas.

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