Watch out for potential 'flash freeze' as temperatures fall: Environment Canada

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Environment Canada is advising that, for many areas of Newfoundland, there is potential for a flash freeze as temperatures rapidly fall below freezing later today.

Latest Environment Canada radar image.

Some areas are still under a rainfall warning— total rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40 millimetres are expected before tapering off this afternoon. Heavy rain, strong southerly winds and snowmelt will combine to give localized flooding.

However, an extended period of freezing rain is no longer in the forecast for Newfoundland.

The latest information shows a deep low pressure system over Northern Quebec that will continue to intensify as it tracks northeastward to lie north of Labrador later today.

Over the Northern Peninsula, southwesterly winds gusting to 100 km/h will develop this afternoon.

Over southeastern Newfoundland: a trough of low pressure will move across eastern Newfoundland this evening. Westerly winds gusting to 100 km/h are expected behind this trough over exposed areas of southeastern Newfoundland.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Northern Quebec

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