UPDATE: 10-15 cms of snow forecast for St. John's region tonight

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Environment Canada's five-day weather summary for the St. John's region.

Environment Canada has updated its weather forecast for the St. John's region.

Snow at times heavy is expected to begin this evening, changing to rain showers or drizzle near midnight.

The snowfall amount for the St. John's-metro region is forecast to be about 10 to 15 cms, followed by rainfall amounting to about two to four mms.

Blowing snow is forecast for this evening  before the changeover. Winds are expected to be southeast 30 to 50 kms/h, with gusts as high as 80 kms/h tonight, then becoming southwest 30 kms/h gusting to 50 kms/h after midnight.

The temperature is expected to rise to 2 C by morning, falling to zero later Wednesday morning.

Flurries are expected, beginning near noon Wednesday, ending Wednesday night, then becoming cloudy.  The low Wednesday night is forecast to be about -2 C.

The wind and snowfall is coming to the province is the result of a low pressure from over the Cape Breton region that will cross Newfoundland tonight.

Environment Canada says snow associated with the system has begun over most areas and will change to rain over southeastern sections this evening or overnight.

Most areas will see 10-15 cms of snow, but parts of central, western and northeastern Newfoundland will receive 15 to 25 cms.

Environment Canada has ended a snowfall warning for the Burgeo-Ramea area, but a snowfall warning is in effect for the Deer Lake-Humber Valley area, where total accumulations of 15 to 25 cms are expected tonight and Wednesday.

A wind warning is still in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity and the Wreckhouse area.

The weather office says potentially hazardous winds are occurring in the Wreckhouse area of Southwestern Newfoundland and gusts of up to 120 kms/h are expected tonight.


Earlier story

According to Environment Canada, for the St. John’s area, snow is expected to begin this afternoon, amount 2 to 4 cm.

The wind is expected southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High minus 1.

For tonight, snow will change to rain mixed with snow near midnight. Snowfall amount 10 cm. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this evening then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 after midnight. Temperature rising to plus 2 this evening then falling.

For wednesday, flurries. Temperature near zero.

Meanwhile, a snowfall warning is in effect for the Burgeo—Ramea area for today. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected by Wednesday morning.

A low pressure system over the Maritimes will approach Newfoundland today. Snow associated with this system has begun over southwestern Newfoundland and will spread across the island this afternoon. Snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected over the Burgeo - Ramea region by this evening and over the Green Bay - White Bay region by Wednesday morning.

In addition, southeasterly winds gusting to 110 km/hour in the Wreckhouse area are expected to diminish this afternoon.

Also, a wind warning is in effect for the Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, and the Wreckhouse area with wind gusts up to 110 km/hour are expected today.




Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Wreckhouse, Burgeo Ramea Green Bay Channel-Port aux Basques

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