Alerts for: Connaigre
5:20 AM NDT Wednesday 12 March 2014
Rainfall warning in effect for:
Rainfall amounts of 15 to 40 millimetres are expected on Thursday.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
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 over most regions overnight tonight ahead of this system.
For the Great Northern Peninsula: snowfall amounts could possibly reach 15 centimetres by Thursday afternoon before precipitation changes through ice pellets to freezing rain. An extended period of freezing rain is likely Thursday night as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing.
For South Coast regions: snow will change through freezing rain to rain at times heavy by Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts are generally expected to be in the 15 to 40 millimetre range, however locally higher amounts are possible. Warm temperatures combined with these rainfall amounts will lead to significant snow melt, which can cause localized flooding.
Additionally, strong south to southeasterly winds ahead of this system will spread across the island through the day on Thursday. Winds in the Wreckhouse area are expected to gust to 100 km/h Thursday morning and afternoon.
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