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Nor'easter to bring snow, freezing rain and rain to Atlantic Canada: Five things to know

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

It's not the worst nor'easter to hit Atlantic Canada so far this season, but the incoming system will still pack a punch.

Heavy snow, strong winds and rain will all be in the mix, depending on where you are.

Here are five things to know about this storm.

When is it due to arrive?

It starts Wednesday, lasting through Thursday night, with the main snow impacts expected late Wednesday through to Thursday morning in the Maritimes.

In Newfoundland, the biggest impacts will be Wednesday night, lasting through Thursday.

STORM WATCH: We'll have live coverage of the system as it moves through the region. Watch The Weather Network on TV for updates!

Where's the snow?

Nova Scotia north of Truro and New Glasgow will see plenty of snow, especially Cape Breton. The south coast will mainly see some rain, or a rain-snow mix.

Prince Edward Island will also see significant amounts, while in New Brunswick, the snow will fall heaviest in the south, although the entire province will get snow from this system.

Newfoundland's heaviest totals will be interior and the west-central coast.

Where's the rain?

The rain from this system will fall heaviest in southern and central Nova Scotia, with amounts up to 50 mm possible.

In Newfoundland, up to 30 mm could fall on parts of the Burin and Avalon peninsula.

How strong will the winds be?

Most of the Maritimes could see gusts in the 50-70 km/h range, especially along the coasts.

It'll be even higher on the south coast of Nova Scotia, in the 70-90 km/h range, with gusts exceeding 100 km/h possible off the province's southwestern tip.

In Newfoundland, gusts of 70-100 km/h are possible all along the south coast, including the Burin and Avalon peninsulas. The rest of the province will see lesser, but still stiff gusts of 40-70 km/h.

Are there any warnings in place?

As of 11 a.m. Atlantic Time, there are no severe weather warnings or watches in place for the region.

However, special weather statements advising residents of precipitation from the incoming system are widespread, with the one exception of northern New Brunswick.

However, that may change as the nor'easter approaches Atlantic Canada. Keep checking back for updates.

WINTER OUTLOOK: Is this a taste of things to come? Check out the Atlantic provinces' Winter Outlook.

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