High winds, warmer temperatures tonight in areas of Newfoundland

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Environment Canada says an intense low pressure system over western Labrador will track north of Newfoundland tonight and Friday.

Windswept sea near Pouch Cove in this TC Media file photo.

A cold front associated with the low will slide across Newfoundland overnight and Friday morning. Southerly winds will peak just ahead of the cold front with gusts to 100 km/h or higher likely over exposed areas.

Also, for the St. John’s area, showers or drizzle expected tonight, with fog patches developing. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming south 60 gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas overnight.

Temperature rising to 13 by morning.

For Friday, rain will be heavy at times, ending in the afternoon then cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers or drizzle. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 in the afternoon.

High 14 with temperature falling to 8 C in the afternoon.

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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