Provinces in Atlantic Canada are in store for a blast of wintery weather this weekend. And the winter conditions have the potential for a rare but terrifying sounding weather event. A weather bomb in Atlantic Canada could bring damaging winds as part of a winter storm.\nAccording to The Weather Network, a system will impact Atlantic Canada towards the end of the week and through the weekend and bring strong winds, high waves, rain, snow and possibly a weather bomb to the region.\n"This will likely be the first big snowstorm of the season for the Maritimes," said meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.\nIt's really going to be a mixed bag of weather for people in Atlantic Canada and the potential for a weather bomb could mean some damage in the area.\nAccording to Canadian Geographic, a weather bomb happens when an area of low pressure outside of the tropics drops its pressure by 24 millibars or more in 24 hours. The lower the pressure drops, the more intense the storm's winds get.\nWith a weather bomb, destruction happens pretty quick.\nThat pressure drop is expected to happen with this storm making its way through Atlantic Canada.\nEven without the weather bomb, winds are already expected to be especially strong during the storm on November 8 and November 9. The Weather Network is forecasting widespread coastal gusts of 70 to 100 km/h in the region.\nView this post on Instagram Regardless the season, there’s always beauty to be found here. 📸: @ex_pose_nl, Corner Brook #ExploreNL #ExploreCanada A post shared by Newfoundland Labrador Tourism (@newfoundlandlabrador) on Jan 4, 2019 at 12:27pm PST\nAnd then there's the snow.\nNew Brunswick and western Newfoundland could see upwards of 20 centimetres of snowfall as part of this system.\nWestern parts of P.E.I. and northern parts of Nova Scotia could see some snow as well but most of those provinces along with eastern Newfoundland will mainly see rain.\nEnvironment Canada has issued warnings about the wind and special weather statements about snow for parts of Newfoundland. All of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. are under special weather statements for the mix of conditions expected.\nView this post on Instagram Pro tip: if you're out hiking this winter remember this: "dress like an onion." Dressing in layers with a variety of insulating clothing will help you regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable. // Conseil de pro : si vous faites une randonnée cet hiver, portez plusieurs épaisseurs. Habillez-vous chaudement avec plusieurs couches de vêtements pour réguler votre température corporelle et faciliter votre confort. | 📷 : @jacob_arsenault_ #explorenb A post shared by New/Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada (@destinationnb) on Jan 19, 2019 at 3:14pm PST\nIn October, Nova Scotia was hit with a weather bomb as part of a fall storm that brought heavy rain, strong wind, and storm surge to the province.\nThe track of this storm might change and impact areas differently which could mean the difference between getting snow or rain. But it's best to be prepared for any situation, especially a weather bomb.\nWeather bombs bring even stronger winds to already strong storms and big waves could also be a problem for coastlines as strong winds blow onshore.\nBe sure to check your local forecast for continual updates and Environment Canada for warnings.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.