Watch for significant snowmelt in some areas this weekend, especially parts of the west, south and southwest coasts.
Rain is forecast to spread from west to east late Friday or early Saturday, becoming heavy at times. The conditions are expected to create significant melt with the potential for flooding.
Mild temperatures and heavy rain in the forecast prompted Environment Canada to issue special weather statements for much of the west and south coasts.
PAL Airlines and Aerospace meteorologist Brian Walsh says parts of the south and southwest coast are in for a lot of rain. The metro region will have rain but not in excessive amounts.
He says places west of the Burin Peninsula could have 50-80 mm of rain, most of which will fall on Saturday. The Burin Peninsula will get 15-30 mm.