Winter storm on the way

Significant snowfall possible Saturday night

Published on January 15, 2016
A man walks past Mile One Centre in St. John’s during a recent storm.
Josh Pennell/The Telegram

Residents of St. John's and vicinity, get your storm chips in and have your shovel at the ready or gas up the snowblower.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Saturday into Sunday.

“A rapidly intensifying area of low pressure is forecast to track towards Newfoundland on Saturday, passing just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday night into Sunday,” the statement says. “Snow is currently forecast to begin after midnight Saturday along the south coast and then push northeastwards overnight. Total snowfall accumulations approaching 15 centimetres will be possible by the time the snow comes to an end on Sunday.”

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.

Meanwhile the snow squall watch has ended for today (Friday).