Newfoundland Forecast

Tonight: A cold front will move offshore of the Avalon Peninsula this evening. Behind it, northerly winds will usher in a fresh shot of cool air across the Island.

Temperatures tonight fall to near 5° for most areas. The combination of a upper level disturbance moving through, and gusty northerly winds will generate lots of scattered showers throughout the night across Newfoundland. After midnight, central areas may see some wet flurries mixing in with the rain Any rainfall will not significant. Winds will be from the northwest at 20-30 km/h.

Tuesday: Winds turn northerly by morning, which will generate lots of clouds, and scattered onshore showers for areas near north facing coastlines. The showers and clouds become a little less widespread during the afternoon, but may hang tough on the northern half of the Avalon Peninsula, and onto the Bonavista Peninsula. Highs reach 5° to 8°. Central(Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor) will likely see flurries mixing with the showers away from the immediate coast. Areas south and west will see some morning clouds give way to a mix of sun and cloud by afternoon.

Extended: An area of low pressure will move through Labrador on Wednesday, which will bring more widespread rain and rain showers to the Island. Highs reach about 10°. Thursday and Friday look fairly quiet across “The Rock” with highs near 10° and a mix of sun and cloud. There may be a few showers late in the day on Friday on the West Coast. A strong area of low pressure looks to track across the Province on Saturday, which may have some origins in the tropics. If this occurs, expect more widespread heavy rains and gusty winds. I’ll be watching it closely as the weekend approaches.



 Labrador Forecast

Weather alerts for Labrador as of 6:30 PM on 10/17/16. Click image for latest warnings from EC.

Tonight: A moderately chilly October night is in the cards, with scattered flurries throughout the Big Land. Lows between +3° and -3°. Colder readings will be found in the west.

Tuesday: An area of low pressure will move into eastern Quebec during the day. This low will push snow in the Labrador West by late afternoon. Some accumulation is likely in Labrador City and Wabush by evening. I think the snow will start in Churchill Falls by evening, but accumulating snow holds off until the night. Once east of Churchill Falls, expect a mix of sun and cloud for the morning, with increasing clouds by afternoon. Highs in the west top out in the 2° to 5° range.

Extended: Snow will pushes across the rest of the Big Land Tuesday night and continues into Wednesday in the north. Areas west and south will see the snow mix with rain or freezing rain during the day on Wednesday. Highs reach the lower single numbers by afternoon. Thursday and Friday will see scattered flurries, but overall the weather will be much calmer. Highs reach ~5°. The next chance of rain, or snow mixed with rain, arrives on Saturday. Highs look to reach near 5° once more.