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Up to 50 cm of snow is forecast in some areas of New Brunswick. (Archive photo)


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Rain, ice, snow and strong winds are forecast this weekend in several regions of the Atlantic provinces, proof that winter is not yet over. p>

Winter storm warnings are in effect for Saturday in several areas of New Brunswick.

As of Saturday afternoon, snow is expected in parts of the center and northeast of the province, including the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur region. Snow accumulations of up to 30 cm to 40 cm are forecast through Sunday morning.

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In the south and east, between 15 and 30 cm of snow are expected during the same period. Freezing rain will also fall in this area on Saturday, which could cause dangerous winter conditions.

Up to 20 cm Snow is expected in the northwest and Restigouche County.

Other areas of the province are affected by rain warnings.

40 to 50 mm of rain is forecast between Saturday evening and Sunday morning in areas near the Fundy coast as well as in the Sussex area. Flooding is likely. Rain will be preceded by snow, with accumulations of up to 10 cm.

The Moncton region is the only one not affected by a weather warning. However, a special weather forecast predicts up to 10 cm of snow on Saturday, which will turn into freezing rain, then into rain Saturday evening or overnight. Up to 25 mm of rain is expected.

Rainfall warnings have been issued by Environment Canada for all of Nova Scotia, except in Cape Breton.

The province can expect rainfall of between 25 and 50 mm. Some areas could even receive more rain. Flooding is possible in low-lying areas.

Rain is expected to begin Saturday evening and end Sunday.

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The expected bad weather could affect travel at the end of the week. Authorities have asked drivers to be vigilant on the roads. (File photo)

In addition, a Suêtes wind warning has been issued for western Cape Breton.

Gusts could reach 110 km/h in Inverness County, Mabou and the north overnight from Saturday to Sunday.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, some areas are affected by potentially destructive wind warnings.

A Wreckhouse Wind Warning has also been issued in the Port aux Basques area. Gusts could reach 150 km/h on Sunday morning.

Gusts of 80 km/h are also expected Sunday morning and afternoon in St-George Bay, Postville — Makkovik and Hopedale and surrounding areas. In some areas near the coast, winds could reach 100 km/h.

Less than 5 cm of snow is expected in places, which could cause blowing snow.

The only Atlantic province without a weather alert, a special weather bulletin still highlights that 10 to 15 cm of snow could fall on Saturday in Prince County.

Snow is expected to change to rain overnight from Saturday to Sunday. Sunday morning, Prince County could receive another round of snow or sleet.

Risk of freezing rain is possible.

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