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Three days of rain, snow and high winds on the way for most of Newfoundland

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of Newfoundland ahead of a low pressure system approaching from the southwest.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of Newfoundland ahead of a low pressure system approaching from the southwest. - Environment Canada

Heaviest snowfall in central and eastern portion of the province

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.

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.


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