Thursday to see gusty winds and sharp temperature drop

Posted: February 28, 2024 6:53 pm | Last Updated: February 29th, 2024 7:12 am
By Eddie Sheerr



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Parts of the West Coast will see wind gusts over 80 km/h. The direction will be from the south. Wind and Wreckhouse Wind Warnings are in effect into Thursday evening.

A Flash Freeze Warning is in effect for much of Labrador

Temperatures on the Island will hover in the 3 to 7 range. Labrador will see readings rise into the 5 to 10 range. Wind speeds will also pick up over the Big Land, gusting as high as 70 or 80 from the south.

THURSDAY’S FORECAST

Thursday, we will see more in the form of showers and areas of rain across the province, along with mild temperatures. However, a cold front will be marching through from west to east throughout the day. This cold front means business! It will arrive in Labrador West early in the day and I full expect a flash freeze to occur. Temperatures will go from 5º or 6º above freezing to the minus teens and 20s below in a matter of just a couple of hours. Here is the forecast for Labrador West starting at 6 AM on Thursday.

This pattern will repeat across the province between Thursday morning and late Thursday night as the cold front slides eastward. Future temperatures (below) show this extremely well and times out the arrival of the cold air, hour by hour, for your area of NL.

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On top of the sharp drop in temperatures and wind chills, there will also be some snow in some areas as the cold front passes. On the West Coast, South Coast, and even the Avalon Peninsula, the passing of the cold front will destabilize the lower atmosphere and kick off some very intense snow squalls. The squalls will be most intense on the West Coast. Snow amounts between tomorrow night and Friday evening will be significant in areas that end up under persistent snow bands and squalls. Futurecast shows this very well.

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Beyond Friday, the weather across the Province looks fairly quiet as we move through the weekend. Temperatures will not be as cold and we are set to see a good bit of sunshine. Even looking ahead to next week the weather across N.L. looks fairly tranquil. The 5-day forecast paints it well. But to get a 5-day for YOUR AREA, be sure to visit the NTV Weather Centre.

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