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Newfoundland Forecast:

An area of low pressure will move northwards from the Maritimes and towards Newfoundland today. The rain and snow across the will continue through Friday.

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Ahead of this system, Enviornment Canada has issued Wind Warnings, Snowfall Warnings and a Special Weather Statement. These warnings and statements will likely be updated overnight. Find the latest here. 

Friday will see snow across central and western Newfoundland, while southern and eastern areas will see the snow change to rain during the mid-morning or early afternoon. This will happen earliest in the lower elevations and later for elevations above 150 meters. The snow will become moderate to heavy across central and western areas during the afternoon and it will continue that way into the evening. Highs near freezing central and west, and a bit above south and east. Winds will be gusty from the east.

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Friday night will see the snow continuing across central and western Newfoundland, while eastern, and southern areas continue to see rain, or a rain/snow mix. Lows will be near freezing central and west, and a little above south and east.

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Saturday will see the snow ending from west to east across western and central Newfoundland, while eastern areas continues to see rain and rain showers. Temperatures will be near freezing.

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Saturday night and Sunday, the area of low pressure will begin to pull away. The snow will finally taper to flurries in Central. Eastern areas will see the wind turn northerly and the rain showers over to snow or snow flurries. Some computer models are hinting that a band of snow will develop on the northwest side of the low, and bring several centimetres to the Avalon Peninsula. At this time, it’s unclear if that will happen, but I will keep an eye on it.

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Snowfall amounts between tonight and Saturday afternoon will be highest in central and interior Newfoundland, where up to 30 cm may fall. The heaviest snow will fall Friday afternoon and night, into Saturday morning. Gusty winds will blow and drift the snow. Along the Northern Peninsula, expect 5-10 cm of snow. The South Coast will see 5-10 cm of snow tonight into early Friday, followed by 5-10 mm of rain. Higher elevations, will see up to 30 cm. On the Burin and Avalon Peninsula, along with Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenvill area and northeast coast, 5-10 cm will of snow will fall Friday morning before the change to rain. Once the snow changes to rain, expect 10-20 mm. Higher elevations of the aforementioned areas may see the snow hang on longer, and subsequent higher accumulations.

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Labrador Forecast

Friday will see a mix of sun and cloud for most areas, except in the southeast, where some onshore flurries may be found. Highs near -1 in the southeast, -8 in the north and -13 in the west.

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The next several days across the Big Land look to be dominated by quiet weather high pressure. Temperatures will remain cool in the west, with highs in the minus teens. In the east highs will be minus single numbers, with on and off flurries from tomorrow thru Monday.


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