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Rainfall and wind warnings issued for St. John’s and vicinity

Environment Canada has issued warnings to St. John's and area residents to expect heavy rain and high winds.
Environment Canada has issued warnings to St. John's and area residents to expect heavy rain and high winds on Sunday. - 123RF Stock Photo

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning and a wind warning for St. John's and vicinity.

Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground will affect the grounds ability to absorb the rainfall. Along with rain, strong southeasterly winds gusting up to 100 km/h are expected to develop Sunday morning along parts of the east coast. Winds are expected to shift to strong southwesterly winds by Sunday evening.

Precipitation will begin as snow overnight Saturday and change through to rain, heavy at times, by Sunday morning. Total rainfall amounts of up to 40 mm are expected before the rain tapers off Sunday evening.

Environment Canada warns that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

 

For updated weather statement information from Environment Canada visit:

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl

To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.


Earlier story:
Snow and possibly rain in the forecast for Sunday for much of Newfoundland; snow on the way for Labrador

Environment Canada issues special weather statements for all of the island and parts of Labrador

PROVINCIAL, N.L.

There’s some inclement weather on the way beginning Sunday, Jan. 6, with Environment Canada posting special weather statements for all of the island and portions of Labrador.

Following is a list of areas for which special weather statements have been issued:

ISLAND

Special weather statements are in effect for all regions of the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador for Sunday:

• Port Saunders and the Straits

• Parson's Pond - Hawke's Bay

• Gros Morne

• Northern Peninsula East

• Corner Brook and vicinity

• Bay St. George

• Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

• Burgeo - Ramea

• Deer Lake - Humber Valley

• Green Bay - White Bay

• Connaigre

• Buchans and the interior

• Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity

• Gander and vicinity

• Bay of Exploits

• Bonavista North

• Bonavista Peninsula

• Terra Nova

• Burin Peninsula

• Avalon Peninsula Southwest

• Avalon Peninsula North

• Avalon Peninsula Southeast

• St. John's and vicinity
The Environment Canada forecast guidance indicates that an approaching system will bring snow or rain and strengthening winds to Newfoundland on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Precipitation is expected to fall mainly as rain in the south and east and as snow in the north and west.

Over central a transition from snow to rain is likely.
Strong winds accompanying the snow will produce poor visibilities in blowing snow, especially over the Great Northern Peninsula.
While it is too soon to determine precipitation amounts the potential for significant snow or rainfall amounts exists. Some uncertainty in the track and intensity of this system exists and a slight shift east or west will affect the precipitation type and amounts.

LABRADOR

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for areas of Labrador, with significant snowfall expected to begin Sunday night, Jan. 6.

• Cartwright to Black Tickle

• Eagle River

• Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair

• Norman Bay to Lodge Bay
Forecast guidance indicates significant amounts of snow can be expected in southeastern Labrador Sunday night into Monday.

Snow, at times heavy, and strengthening northeasterly winds are expected to develop Sunday evening and continue through Monday. The combination of snow and strong winds will result in widespread blowing snow and poor visibilities.
The snow is forecast to taper off Monday night while strong northerly winds will likely continue through Tuesday.

For updated weather statement information from Environment Canada visit: 

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl

To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

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