Rainfall WarningIssued at 4:17 PM NDT Thursday 13 March 2014
Further rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 millimetres are expected tonight. This is a warning that significant rainfall is occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Details
An intense low pressure system over the Cabot Strait will move to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence today before moving through the Strait of Belle Isle overnight tonight. For the Great Northern Peninsula: snow will continue into the evening before changing to ice pellets and then freezing drizzle. Further snowfall accumulations are expected to be near 5 centimetres. This will be followed by a prolonged period of ice pellets this evening before changing to freezing drizzle near midnight. The precipitation will taper off to scattered flurries Friday morning. For regions under a freezing rain warning: freezing rain is expected to persist for another hour or so before changing to rain as temperatures rise above freezing. For regions under a rainfall warning: rain at times heavy will persist this evening before tapering off tonight. Further rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 millimetres can be expected this evening. Rain and warm temperatures have contributed to significant snow melt today, creating dangerous driving conditions as water is pooling on the roads. Additionally, brisk southwesterly winds in the wake of the low will cause temperatures to fall below freezing by Friday morning. This could potentially lead to icy road conditions overnight tonight into Friday. Furthermore, coastal gusts reaching up to 100 km/h along parts of the East Coast from Bonavista Peninsula to St. John's will persist this evening before diminishing overnight.