Alerts for: Avalon Peninsula Southwest

Statements

1:29 AM NDT Wednesday 23 April 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Avalon Peninsula Southwest

A potentially significant period of freezing rain is possible.

A low pressure system developing south of Nova Scotia will gradually move northeastward to lie over the Southern Grand Banks by Wednesday night. Rain will develop over the Southern Avalon and Burin Peninsula Wednesday afternoon and persist into Wednesday night. As temperatures cool, northern portions of these regions can expect the rain to change to freezing rain. For the Northern Avalon, Clarenville region and Bonavista Peninsula, periods of rain or drizzle early in the evening will give way to periods of freezing rain or ice pellets as temperatures cool to below freezing. As temperatures will hover near the freezing mark Wednesday night, the occurrence of freezing rain will depend highly on minor temperature differences from one location to the next. Ice buildup will be more likely at higher elevations due to cooler temperatures.

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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