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Tonight

An area of low pressure track from eastern Quebec this evening to just west of Labrador West overnight and into Gulf of St. Lawrence, west of Newfoundland by Friday morning. The track of this low will spread snow across much of Labrador and rain and snow across central and western Newfoundland tonight. As it stands now, on the Island, I’m thinking areas above 100 meters will see mainly snow, while areas below will see either a rain/snow mix or just rain. Labrador will have no issues with mixed precipitation. Temperatures on the Island will be close to freezing, mostly a bit above, while Labrador will see reading a bit below the old goose egg.

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Snowfall accumulations overnight looks to the be in the 5-10 cm range across much of Labrador… less amounts the farther north you go. Areas on the Island, above 100 meters, will also see amounts in the 5-10 cm range.

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The TCH west of Grand Falls-Windsor to Deer Lake will likely have icy spots overnight. Roadways on the Baie Verte and Northern Peninsula will also have icy spots overnight. Higher elevations of the Bay d’Espoir and Burgeo Highways may also have icy spots overnight.

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Friday will see our low track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This will usher in some warmer air across the Island and change the snow to rain for much of western and central Newfoundland shortly after sunrise. The heaviest rain on Friday will fall across the West Coast and Northern Peninsula. Central and eastern Newfoundland will see some showers, and that will be about it. The South Coast will likely start the dry, but some rain is likely in the late afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts look to be in the 10-20 mm range.

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The South Coast and the West Coast will see gusty winds as well, from the south and southwest with gusts nearing 80 km/h Friday afternoon. Other areas of the Island will be breezy too… but winds speeds will be a bit lower.

Temperatures on the Island peak in the mid single numbers, while a good deal of Labrador peaks between 0 and -5. Colder readings found north and west, warmer south and east.

Scattered flurries will be common across the Big land on Friday, with accumulating snow limited to the southeast. The heaviest snow is likely in the Red Bay to L’Anse au Claire area, where to the 15 cm may fall on Friday. Areas up the coast, as far north as Cartwright, will see amounts in the 5-10 cm range. Locally higher amounts possible.

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Saturday 

Saturday will see onshore flurries across the West Coast of the Island, with some accumulation likely in heaviest squalls and in the higher elevations. A few showers, or flurries, are also possible. Expect mainly cloudy skies near the West Coast and Northern Peninsula, while areas to the east will see a mix of sun and cloud. Highs in the lower single numbers.

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Snow returns to Northern and western Labrador on Saturday, with additional accumulations likely in the north and west. Highs across the Big Land in the single numbers below freezing for afternoon highs.

Sunday

The system moving through Labrador on Saturday will pass across the Island on Sunday. This will bring some rain and snow across the Island Sunday morning, and most of this activity should be offshore by Sunday afternoon. There could a light snow accumulation in spots, particularly west of the Avalon Peninsula and north of the South Coast. The West Coast is likely to see several centimeters of snow Sunday morning and into the afternoon, as onshore flurries will be persistent throughout the day. Temperatures top out near freezing or a bit above.

Eastern Labrador will see a little snow on Sunday, while quiet weather will be found in the west. Afternoon temperatures peak near freezing on the coast to around -5 in the west and north.

Next Week…

The start of next week looks quiet on the Island, with more snow on the way for Labrador along and south of the TLH.

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