Alerts for: Avalon Peninsula North
5:20 AM NDT Wednesday 12 March 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Avalon Peninsula North
Snow, freezing rain, rain and strong winds expected on Thursday.
A low pressure system south of the Great Lakes will intensify as it moves across the Maritimes on Thursday to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by Thursday evening. Snow will develop ahead of this system overnight tonight and will change through freezing rain to rain over most regions through the day.
Over western regions, snowfall amounts are generally expected to be in the 5 to 10 centimetre range, however locally higher amounts are possible, especially over higher terrain areas. Additionally, an extended period of freezing rain is possible before temperatures climb above the freezing mark.
Rainfall warnings have been issued for South Coast regions of Newfoundland. For other regions, rainfall accumulations are generally expected to be in the 5 to 15 millimetre range by Thursday evening, however locally higher amounts are possible. The rain combined with warm temperatures will cause significant snow melt, which could lead to localized flooding.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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