In the St. John’s and surrounding area Environment Canada expects mainly cloudy conditions for Boxing Day with 60 per cent chance of flurries and risk of snow squalls. Winds will be southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 110 over exposed areas. Temperatures will fall to -2 C this morning then are expected to hold steady.
The dip in temperature after wet conditions overnight could create black ice and slippery conditions. Drivers are urged to adjust speed accordingly.
This evening is expected to be mainly cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries and risk of snow squalls. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas. Temperature are expected to be steady around -3C.
Weather and high wind warnings have been issued for the entire east coast marine areas and are expected to remain in effect for the next 24 hours.
Blizzard warnings are in effect for the west coast area. Winds could be damaging and motorists are advised to stay out of the Wreck House area if travelling.
Slippery roads are being reported all across the island.