Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 15:54 Wednesday 21 March 2018
Messy weather expected for Thursday night and Friday.
A deep low pressure system is forecast to approach Nova Scotia early Thursday morning, then continue northeastward and cross central Newfoundland on Friday.
Snow is expected Thursday night into Friday over central, western, and northeastern Newfoundland and warnings may be required. Snowfall amounts are expected to reach or exceed 10 cm Thursday night over these areas with additional amounts expected on Friday.
Over eastern and southern Newfoundland, a combination of snow, freezing rain, and rain can be expected as temperatures eventually rise above zero. Snowfall amounts will range from a trace over the Avalon Peninsula to as much as 10 cm over the South Coast Thursday afternoon into the evening. An extended period of freezing rain is also possible in some areas Thursday night as temperatures will be slow to rise.
Additionally. areas along the West Coast of Newfoundland prone to downslope easterly winds, including Wreckhouse and Bonne Bay, can expect strong winds later on Thursday and Thursday night. A Wreckhouse wind warning has already been issued and warnings may need to be expanded up the West Coast.
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