Roads are snow-covered in the St. John's region making for slippery driving conditions.
According to the latest information from Environment Canada, about 5 cm of snow expected this afternoon and another 15 cm tonight, with snow at times heavy ending after midnight then partly cloudy.
Blowing snow late this evening and overnight. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this evening then northwest 50 gusting to 70. Low minus 9.
For Wednesday it will be a mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon with flurries. Risk of snow squalls in the afternoon. Blowing snow over exposed areas. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High minus 6.
A snowfall warning remains in effect with a total of 20 cm expected today and tonight.
A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will intensify as it tracks east of the Avalon Peninsula this evening. Snow has begun over Southeastern Newfoundland and will taper off overnight as the low moves away. Near 20 centimetres of total snow is expected over the Avalon Peninsula with lesser amounts further west.
In the wake of this system, strong cold westerly winds will generate snowsqualls for the west coast. These snowsqualls have the potential to create locally heavy snowfall amounts and near zero visibilities.
Schools in the St. John’s metro region will close for the afternoon due to the impending snowstorm forecast to begin this afternoon.
There will be no lunch services provided today and there will be no afternoon session for kindergarten students.
According to Environment Canada snow is expected to begin this afternoon and a total of 15 centimetres are expected today and tonight.
Snow, heavy at times, will begin this afternoon. Amount 5 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this afternoon. High minus 4.
Tonight: Snow at times heavy ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Amount 10 cm. Blowing snow late this evening and overnight. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 then northwest 50 gusting to 70 near midnight. Low minus 9.
Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with flurries. Risk of snow squalls in the afternoon and evening. Blowing snow over exposed areas. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High minus 6.
• Rising Tide Theatre’s performance of Revue 2012 scheduled for tonight at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear is postponed due to weather. A rescheduled performance will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
• The Centre for Nursing Studies' Practical Nursing Program Open House scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the impending inclement weather.
• The City of St. John’s would like to advise residents that due to the inclement weather, all City of St. John’s Recreation facilities will close today at 4:30 p.m. As a result all swimming lessons and other programs are cancelled.