Significant storm to impact the province
An area of low pressure will push across the province Friday night and Saturday. Rain, snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, strong winds, and high waves are anticipated.
Rain is expected to move across most of Newfoundland on Friday night. Across the Great Northern Peninsula snow is expected to mix with, or change to, ice pellets or freezing rain. On Saturday night precipitation will completely transition from snow to ice pellets or freezing rain for a significant amount of time.
By Saturday night rain will change to snow as the low departs.
For most of Newfoundland rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are expected. For southwestern Newfoundland 50 mm of rain is possible.
Across the west coast and the Great Northern Peninsula snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm is expected.
Winds will gust between 80 and 100 km/h resulting in blowing snow and there is the potential for power outages.
Significant snowmelt is possible in areas of heavy rain. Localized flooding is likely.
Snow will move across southeastern Labrador on Friday night. Amounts of 30 to 50 cm are expected. Winds will gust from 80 km/h resulting in blowing snow.
Significant travel disruptions are possible. Marine Atlantic is anticipating disruptions for Friday and Saturday.