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Threat of blowing snow in Newfoundland Monday, Tuesday

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:23 PM -

An unwelcome, though not unheard of, spring blast will make for some hazardous conditions early this week. 

A low pressure system, currently over Maine will move across Nova Scotia Monday morning, then deepen as it slowly moves south of Newfoundland Monday night into Tuesday. 

Rain associated with this system will spread across much of the island on Monday before changing over to snow in the evening, with a brief period of freezing rain expected for some regions during the changeover.


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A general 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected over eastern and central Monday night, with additional flurries expected Tuesday.


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Though no snowfall warning has been issued as of yet, motorists are advised to exercise caution on the roads as gusty conditions may produce blowing snow and reduced visibility on the roads.

Meanwhile, wet conditions will continue for parts of the Martimes into early this week.


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"The same system that could bring wet snow to Newfoundland is bringing rain and even some thundershowers to the Maritimes on Sunday," said Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "As the system departs, the region can see some mixed precipitation on Monday." 

Be sure to check back as we continue to monitor this system and bring you the latest updates. 

For watches and warnings, visit our Alerts page.

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