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Wintery precipitation expected later today


Published on April 16, 2017

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It’s -2C and sunny right now, but that’s going to change later.  A wintry mix of precipitation is expected across Newfoundland this afternoon through Monday.

A low-pressure system is approaching from the west today and expected to slowly track northeastward across eastern Newfoundland on Monday.

Periods of rain will begin over southwestern Newfoundland near noon today (Sunday) and spread to the Avalon Peninsula by this evening. It is expected to change to flurries late in the day Monday. Some freezing rain is expected over inland areas along the south coast overnight tonight and Monday.

In western, central, and northeastern Newfoundland,  precipitation is forecast to begin as snow this afternoon, then diminish to to flurries or freezing drizzle tonight. Snow will redevelop by Monday morning. The heaviest snowfall associated with this system is expected on Monday and amounts may reach or exceed warning criteria in some areas. Blowing snow is likely over exposed areas of central regions on Monday afternoon. In northern Newfoundland, periods of snow can be expected tonight and Monday, although snowfall accumulations not expected to reach warning criteria.

The system is fickle and may change track, making it difficult to predict where the transition between snow and rain or freezing rain will occur Monday.

If you’re travelling during the Easter weekend, keep an eye on the forecast, especially if planning travel later today or Monday.

Special weather statements can be found at http://weather.gc.ca.

 

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