Strong storm to impact province


A significant storm will impact the province this weekend.


Newfoundland

The Great Northern Peninsula will see snow, ice pellets and freezing rain. Winds will gust to 70 km/h Saturday and increase from 100 to 120 km/h overnight Saturday into Sunday.


Freezing rain is expected across western and central Newfoundland this afternoon and evening.


Across western and central Newfoundland 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible tonight and tomorrow. Rain will fall over the south coast and Avalon tonight and Saturday. For the Connaigre, Burin, and southern Avalon peninsulas rainfall amounts of 15 to 35 mm is possible. For southwestern Newfoundland, 60 to 80 mm of rain is possible. There is the potential for flooding.


Winds will be gusty across Newfoundland. The strongest winds are expected across the Avalon Peninsula and the Bonavista Peninsula where gusts up to 120 km/h are possible. The strongest winds are expected on Saturday night.


There is the potential for power outages.


Seven metre waves are expected along the south coast and waves of 10 metres are possible for the Avalon and north coast.


Labrador

Across southeastern Labrador from the Labrador coast from Mary's Harbour to Cartwright, and Eagle River, 20 to 40 cm of snow is expected tonight through Sunday. Winds will gust between 80 km/h and 100 km/h resulting in blowing snow. Visibility will be significantly reduced.


There is the potential for power outages.


Marine Atlantic has made some changes to its schedule. Both crossings scheduled for 11:45 am this morning will now depart at 2:00 pm and the crossings scheduled for this evening will now depart tomorrow evening, however, crossings could be impacted on Saturday and Sunday as well.