St. John's-metro region schools closing early due to pending weather

Published on January 13, 2016
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District 

Schools in the St. John's-metro region will be closing an hour early today and afternoon kindergarten classes have been cancelled due to pending poor weather in the region.

Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm for many areas of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In St. John's-metro, snow at times mixed with ice pellets are expected to begin this afternoon, with blowing snow over exposed areas late this afternoon.

Snow and ice pellet amounts are expected to be about 5 cm. Winds will be east 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h, then southeast 50 km/h gusting to 70 km/h, except up to 90 along parts of the coast late this afternoon, with a high temperature of 1 Celsius.

Tonight, Environment Canada says snow will continue, at times mixed with ice pellets, changing to a few rain showers and ending late this evening, then partly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of flurries. The snow and ice pellet amounts tonight are expected to total 2 cm, rainfall amount 2 mm.

Winds early tonight are expected to be southeast 50 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h, except gusting to 90 km/h along parts of the coast. Later tonight, winds are expected to be southwest 50 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h with a low of -2 C.

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