Newfoundlanders from coast-to-coast can expect some messy weather over the next three days.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for most of the island portion of the province due to a low pressure system approaching from the southwest on Wednesday afternoon and slowly tracking eastward just south of the island Thursday into Friday.
Rain, snow and strong northeasterly winds are forecasted to spread across the island on Wednesday evening.
=NEW= Special #NLwx statement issued for most of Newfoundland for Wednesday evening into Friday.— Kelly Butt (@kellymbutt) November 27, 2018
Rain, snow & strong winds expected.
Heaviest snow for central & parts of eastern Nfld. Rain for eastern Nfld.
Possible storm surge for eastern Nfld.https://t.co/EFAvDp3cKA pic.twitter.com/MR8sfaFuYo
The weather office says it’s too early to predict how much snow is coming, but it expects the highest snowfall amounts over eastern and central portions, especially inland and over high terrain. Farther east, it will likely remain a rain event with rainfall warnings expected.
Environment Canada says there’s also a good chance wind warnings will be issued and parts of eastern Newfoundland and the northern area of the Avalon Peninsula could see higher than normal water levels on Thursday afternoon with a potential for storm surge warnings.
The SaltWire Network’s own Cindy Day has her own take on the weather system heading our way in her Tuesday morning regional forecast.