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Newfoundland Forecast:

An area of low pressure near the West Coast of the Island will begin to drift eastward overnight. With reasonably cold air in place, this will bring some light snow and flurries to the Northern Peninsula and West Coast and into Central. The South Coast, Burin Peninsula and the Avalon will see scattered rain showers overnight. Low temperatures will be near the freezing mark across much of the Island. Coastal areas will see gusty winds from the southwest.

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Tuesday will see that same area of low pressure filling (dissipating) over Newfoundland as it drifts eastward. The remaining energy from that low will get absorbed by a low offshore, east of the Island. This setup will bring an end to the snow and flurries across western and southern Newfoundland by afternoon, however central and eastern areas will see showers and flurries throughout the day. Areas of central, particularly near Gander, may see a few centimeters of snow during the day on grassy surfaces. Highs Island-wide near 2°. Winds from the west in the east at 10 to 15 km/h. Winds in the west will be from the northeast at 5-10 km/h. Gusty winds are likely near northern exposed coastlines.

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Wednesday will be fairly quiet for much of the day across the Island. An area of low pressure passing south of the Island may generate some flurries across central and eastern areas during the afternoon. Highs near freezing.

Another area of low pressure will move out of the Maritimes on Thursday and will pass southeast of the Avalon on Friday.

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As it stands now, this low looks to bring the first significant snowfall of the season to much of southern and eastern Newfoundland between Thursday evening and Friday evening. This includes the entire Avalon Peninsula. It’s still a bit too early to delve into snowfall amounts, but at this time it does appear the heaviest snow will fall on the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas, along with the South Coast.

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As the week rolls along, the details on this will become quit a bit clearer. The forecast, however, will change so be sure to check back for updates. What’s correct today may not be tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Labrador Forecast:

Snow and wind across southeastern Labrador tonight will taper to flurries by Tuesday morning. An additional 5-10 cm is likely, bringing totals to 30+ cm in spots by the time we are all said and done. Highest amounts will be in the higher terrain, west and north of coastal areas. The North Coast of Labrador will see flurries overnight, as will Goose Bay. Once west of Goose Bay expect partly cloudy skies and cold temperatures. Lows tonight range from near 0 in the southeast, to near -6 in the north and -15 to -20 in the west.

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Flurries will persist across southeast Labrador on Tuesday, with little in the way of accumulation. Once north and west of Lake Melville, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Highs range from near 1 in the southeast, to near -5 in the north and -12 in the west.

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The rest of the week looks very quiet across the Big Land as high pressure dominates the forecast. Highs will be in the minus single numbers in the east, to near -10 in the west. Skies look to be partly cloudy the majority of the way through. Enjoy it!