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Newfoundland: Freezing drizzle continues, "weird" storm track moves in

Monday, March 30th 2020, 8:17 pm - Freezing drizzle will continue through Tuesday morning before changing to rain

Thousands of residents in northeastern areas of the Avalon were greeted by a coat of ice and power outages on Monday morning after freezing rain tracked through. Many of the outages have since been repaired by crews. The freezing drizzle will continue through Tuesday morning before changing to rain in the afternoon. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ice buildup caused widespread power outages to parts of the island
  • Freezing precipitation will continue through Tuesday morning before changing to rain
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area

TUESDAY: MESSY MIX BEFORE CHANGING TO RAIN

The freezing drizzle across the Avalon will end by the morning as the warm front moves west. Showers will return in the afternoon and will move east to west overnight, bringing another freezing rain risk to the valleys in western Newfoundland.

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WEDNESDAY: LIGHT SNOW, "WEIRD" STORM TRACK

Much of Atlantic Canada will see around 5 cm of snow on Wednesday due to an unusual atmospheric setup. Tyler Hamilton says that "low pressure systems will be moving east to west for a few days, which is a weird storm track for this region."

Hamilton explains that large scale processes in the atmosphere will work together to "spin their tires," meaning that upper lows will become detached from the main westerly flow and the ridge will shift west. This is why we will see weather moving from east to west in Atlantic Canada for a few days this week.

Check back for more updates and details as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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