Monday marks the first day of Spring, but the day will start with wintry weather across the Island.
The morning will see snow; from 5 cm over the southern parts of the Avalon to between 10-15 cm further north, including St. John’s. It will transition to 2-4 mm of ice pellets and freezing rain then to rain during the afternoon or evening as the temperatures rise. The Avalon could see 20-30 mm of rain Monday night/Tuesday.
Snowfall warnings are issued for the Bonavista Peninsula, Burgeo – Ramea, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Connaigre, and Terra Nova. Central Newfoundland may see the heaviest snowfall with 15-20 cm. Some areas will see freezing rain, followed by rain, as much as 25 mm in some areas. With the snow melting, it may cause heavy runoff with pooling water and possibly localized flooding.
A wind warning is in effect for the Wreckhouse area with winds gusting to 100 km/h or higher by late Monday afternoon.
The heaviest snowfall Monday will be in Central Newfoundland with 15-20 cm likely; on the Avalon, 5-10 cm in south; 10-15 cm elsewhere #nlwx
— Brian Walsh (@BWalshNL) March 19, 2017
Monday’s system looks messy; looks like enough snow to shovel in Central/Eastern NL, changing to frz rain, then rain late in the day #nlwx
— Brian Walsh (@BWalshNL) March 18, 2017