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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Overview of the weekend storm


A weather system moving through will make for a stormy weekend across Newfoundland and parts of Labrador.


There are several weather alerts in effect across the province.


Snow will push across Newfoundland beginning this evening and will very quickly change to rain for all of Newfoundland except for the Great Northern Peninsula.


On Saturday afternoon parts of central Newfoundland and the Gros Morne to Corner Brook area will change from rain to freezing rain. A long-duration freezing rain event is possible for central Newfoundland. On Saturday snow will continue on the Great Northern Peninsula, and rain will continue for the south coast and the Avalon Peninsula.


By Sunday, snow will come to an end on the Great Northern Peninsula and precipitation will wind down along the west coast. Snow and freezing rain continues in central, rain will continue for the south coast and the Avalon Peninsula.


Precipitation forecast from Friday to Sunday Night

Location

Snow

Rain

Freezing Rain

St. John's

2 cm

30-50 mm

0 mm

Marystown

5 cm

50-80 mm

0 mm

Gander

15-25 cm

40-50 mm

3-7 mm

Grand Falls-Windsor

15-25 cm

20-40 mm

30-40 mm

Corner Brook

10-15 cm

​25-35 mm

25-35 mm

Port aux Basques

15-20 cm

50-100 mm

0 mm

St. Anthony

20-25 cm

0 mm

0 mm

This storm will have the potential to cause significant power outages in central and western Newfoundland and travel will be dangerous.


Before this storm even moves out another one is headed our way for Monday and Tuesday. Details will follow on this next storm.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today and advised that crossings scheduled for Saturday morning, Sunday evening, and all day Monday could be impacted.


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