One more shot of snow for Newfoundland to close out 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:56 AM - Another system is on track to bring snow to parts of Newfoundland to close out the year.
This low will track just south of the Avalon, where a special weather statement is in effect as of Sunday morning. The system starts as flurries in the afternoon, gradually ramping up as the day wears on.
"Once again, the brunt of the snowfall will be during the afternoon and evening hours," Environment Canada says. "Southern parts of the Avalon Peninsula will likely receive the highest snowfall totals, with potential for another 5 to 10 cm or more before tapering off tonight."
The weather agency says models have the system trending further offshore so far, which could mean lower amounts should that trend continue.
"Strong west to southwest winds are expected later tonight after the snow tapers off so blowing snow over exposed areas is still possible overnight," Environment Canada says.
Looking ahead, it will remain below seasonal through the middle of next week, with daytime highs in the minus single digits.
Nor'easter next week
Looking ahead, Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says there's a good chance of a "high impact" nor'easter for the region late Thursday into Friday.
"This rapidly intensifying system will track offshore of the U.S. East Coast during the middle of the week, but potentially close enough to bring some snow to areas near the coast," Gillham says. "The system will track north into the Maritimes as a strong storm, with the potential for a blizzard for New Brunswick and strong winds and heavy rain for eastern Maritimes. Snow and ice will likely change to rain for much of Newfoundland."
Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.