Update: 'Wintry mix' of precipitation headed for Newfoundland

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While the wind warning has ended for the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista peninsulas today, Environment Canada is now forecasting a "wintry mix" of precipitation for the island Thursday night.

Current Environment Canada radar image of Avalon Peninsula area.

The oncoming weather is due to a low-pressure system forecast to develop near Cape Cod overnight and track northeastward to cross Newfoundland early Friday morning. 

Environment Canada says the type of precipitation and amounts associated with this system will be highly dependent on its track. 

For the Avalon and Bonavista peninsulas, as well as the south coast, precipitation is expected to begin Thursday morning and fall primarily as rain. 

Rain will become heavy at times for the south coast Thursday evening. 

For the west coast, central and northeastern portions of the island, rain is expected to begin in the afternoon and change to freezing rain or snow overnight. 

For the Great Northern Peninsula precipitation is expected to remain as snow.


(Earlier story)

High winds for southeastern Newfoundland, rain to taper off on west coast

High winds gusting to 100 km/h are expected today for the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista peninsulas, Environment Canada says.

For the west coast, total rainfall amounts up to 50 millimetres are expected before the rain in the area tapers off this afternoon.

Locally higher amounts are expected inland and over higher terrain in these regions. The combination of rain and mild temperatures will create considerable snow melt and may to lead to localized flooding.

A low pressure system over western Newfoundland will move to lie northeast of the island this afternoon. A warm frontal trough associated with this low has spread rain, strong southerly winds and mild temperatures across most of Newfoundland.

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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