HOLIDAY WEATHER: Snow, rain Christmas Eve

Published on December 22, 2016

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

A special weather statement has now shifted attention to Christmas Eve.

 Periods of snow are forecast to spread across the Island Christmas Eve night before transitioning to rain over eastern parts of the Island late overnight, Environment Canada says in its most recent special weather statement for St. John's and vicinity. Although precipitation amounts are not expected to exceed warning criteria, this mixture of snow and rain has the potential to create poor driving conditions on slushy roads.

The latest forecast information suggests an area of low pressure over the Prairies will organize into a low pressure system as it tracks eastwards across the country Friday and Friday night. This system is expected to track across northern Newfoundland Saturday night.