An area of low pressure will approach Newfoundland from the west on Wednesday night and Thursday.
It is expected to rapidly intensify off the south coast of Newfoundland and will bring rain, snow, and strong winds to the Island beginning on Wednesday night and continuing through Thursday and into Friday.
At this time there is a considerable model discrepancy. Some models indicate a significant snow event and some are showing mostly rain.
The numbers indicated below are certainly subject to change.
On Thursday night winds will intensify. The strongest winds are expected over the Avalon Peninsula where gusts between 80 and 100 km/h are possible. In Central and the along the south coast, gusts could reach 70 km/h. For the west coast gusts between 60 and 80 km/h are expected.
Keep checking back for updates.
There is a special weather statement issued for:
Avalon Peninsula North
Avalon Peninsula Southeast
St. John's and vicinity
Avalon Peninsula Southwest
Burgeo - Ramea
Buchans and the interior
Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity
Bay of Exploits
Clarenville and vicinity
Gander and vicinity