Snowsqualls today, major storm coming Sunday

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It's a blustery day in Corner Brook. This picture was taken just before 2 p.m. on the steps leading to the Corner Brook Stream Trail near the Glynmill Inn.

CORNER BROOK  It’s going to be a nasty weekend weather wise with a snowsquall warning for today and Saturday and a major winter storm expected to roll into the area late Sunday.

That means people might want to look into some indoor activities to pass the time.

Environment Canada is reporting that those snowsqualls will bring reduced visibility and significant snowfall accumulations over brief periods into Saturday.

A weather warning for the Corner Brook area on Environment Canada’s website, www.weatheroffice.gc.ca, says “a frigid westerly flow associated with a deep low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea is causing intermittent snowsqualls for the west and south coasts.”

Conditions are expected to gradually improve on Saturday as the low drifts north and begins to weaken.

However, the improvement won’t last for long with a major winter storm coming late Sunday and continuing into Monday.

“A low pressure system is forecast to move off the East Coast of the United States on Sunday and approach Newfoundland that night.” Environment Canada says this system is expected to bring significant snowfall and strong winds.

 Areas of eastern Newfoundland could also see a mix with or change over to rain early on Monday. Exact snowfall amounts and the exact location of mixed precipitation is uncertain at this time. Updated bulletins will be issued as new information becomes available.

The public is advised to monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Corner Brook, East Coast United States

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