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Storm to Impact Province With Rain, Snow, & Wind #nlwx #nltraffic

A low-pressure system that is currently centered over southern Quebec will bring a spell of unsettled weather to Atlantic Canada.

In Newfoundland snow will change to heavy rain along the west and southwest coast. Snowfall amounts should only reach 10 cm. Rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 mm are possible by Wednesday afternoon, some amounts may be higher locally. For the Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity area, wind gusts up to 120 km/h are expected. East of the Deer Lake area rainfall amounts really drop off ranging from 2 to 10 mm.

Strong wind and heavy snow are expected for most of coastal Labrador and the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area. The heaviest snow will fall around the Nain and Hopedale area where 40 cm is expected. For Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair, 40 to 60 mm of rain is expected.

Conditions will improve across the entire region as the low pulls away on Thursday night.

Marine Atlantic has also issued a travel advisory. All morning crossings scheduled for today have been postponed to tonight. However Marine Atlantic says that crossing may be cancelled through Wednesday.

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