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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Significant storm system to push across Newfoundland #NLwx

A weather system will push across Newfoundland tonight and Saturday bringing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain, and strong winds.

There are winter storm watches and warnings, freezing rain warnings, a wind warning, and special weather statements in effect for the island portion of the province.

Snow, mixed precipitation, and rain will push into Newfoundland tonight. For areas expecting to see mostly snow, amounts will range from 20 to 30 cm for the areas east of about Grand Falls-Windsor to the Bonavista Peninsula, and 10 to 15 cm for west of Grand Falls-Windsor. For St. John's and northern areas of the Avalon Peninsula, places such as Carbonear could see 15 to 25 cm of snow depending on the exact track.

Significant amounts of freezing rain is expected along the south coast. 5 to 10 mm of freezing rain is possible. As a result power outages are possible combined with slippery road conditions.

A slight north or south shift in the track could result in a vastly different forecast.

Another storm could be on the way for Monday.

Marine Atlantic is anticipating impacts to departures this evening, Saturday morning, Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday.

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