Newfoundland Forecast:

An area of low pressure will move from the South Coast to just east of the Avalon overnight into Saturday. This will keep rain and snow going across the Island overnight. Rain will be found in the east and southeast, initially near coastal areas but as milder air moves in higher up in the atmosphere inland areas will also see the snow change to rain. Central and the West Coast will see more snow overnight, with several centimeters of additional accumulation likely. The South Coast will see a rain/snow mix, with little accumulation and only flurries will be found on the Northern Peninsula. Lows will be near freezing, except +3 in the south and east.

Saturday will see the snow tapering to flurries across central, western and the South Coast by afternoon. In fact, there may even be some breaks of sun by afternoon on the South Coast! Eastern areas, particularly the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas, will see rain in the morning mix with and change to snow in the afternoon. The snow will continue into the evening and will taper to flurries by Sunday morning. Once the change happens, 5-10 cm of snow will likely fall. Temperatures will be a little above freezing for most areas, but will fall back below by Saturday evening.

Sunday will see scattered flurries across the Island in onshore, northerly winds. The Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade will features some flurries, temperatures near freezing and gusty winds from the northeast. The rest of the Island will see similar highs.

As we go into next week the weather looks pretty quiet and cold. Temperatures will be in the single numbers below freezing for afternoon highs, with scattered onshore flurries.

Labrador Forecast

Chilly temperatures are again in the forecast for tonight, with in the minus single numbers to near -20. A Freezing Drizzle Advisory is in effect for Upper Lake Melville, as that area has seen freezing drizzle for the last several hours. That will likely be ended Saturday morning. Click this link for all your alert details. Flurries will be found in the west and across southeastern Labrador tonight. Very little accumulation is expected.

Saturday will see some flurries in southeastern Labrador, while areas in the north and west will see a mix of sun and cloud. Highs will be near freezing in the southeast, to near -10 in the North and West.

The next several days across the Big Land look quiet. Eastern and northern areas will see scattered onshore flurries from time to time each day, while western areas stay dry and cold. Highs will be in the minus single numbers in the east and minus teens in the west.