02/14/2014 06:10 EST | Updated 04/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Valentine's Day stormy weather hits Atlantic Canada, Quebec

A winter storm is pummelling Atlantic Canada today with strong winds, snow and freezing rain, as central and eastern Canada get a white and wintry Valentine's Day stretching from eastern Ontario to Newfoundland.

"The reach of this storm system is huge with … snow heavy enough in eastern Ontario that a snowfall warning is out for up to 20 cm of a snow in Cornwall with 15 cm possible east through Montreal," CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said early Friday. 

"Winter storm warnings are in effect for heavy snow and blowing snow from Quebec's Eastern Townships up the valley to New Brunswick, Inverness County in Cape Breton, along Quebec's north shore to eastern Labrador and across most of Newfoundland."

Overnight, Gagetown, N.B., was covered by 28 centimetres of snow. New Brunswick's capital, Fredericton, accumulated much less, only five centimetres, before it was hit by rain.

Halifax, N.S., had a mix of snow and rain overnight and winds peaked at 86 km/h.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, Environment Canada said a stormy system will bring a mix of snow, rain and wind.

Another winter storm is expected to hit Atlantic Canada Saturday night, lasting into Sunday.