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Special weather statement remains in effect

Environment Canada weather watches for today.
Environment Canada weather watches for today.

A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada says snow will begin early this morning in metro, then change to freezing rain, then rain and fog this afternoon.

Numerous schools around the province have delayed openings this morning due to impending weather.

As of 7:45 a.m., only a couple of metro schools were on the list of schools saying they would make an announcement later this morning.

School closings are listed here: https://www.nlesd.ca/schools/statusreport/index.jsp

A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada says snow will begin snow begin early this morning in metro. then change to freezing rain, then rain and fog this afternoon. Snowfall amount is expected to be 2-4 cm. Rainfall amount 10-15 mm with a high of 6 C. Fog, rain and drizzle tonight.

Over eastern Newfoundland, southeasterly winds are forecast to gust near 80 km/h and possibly higher, especially over coastal areas exposed to the southeast. Because of the recent damage caused by wind last Saturday, Environment Canada advises the public to take precautions if they have any property made vulnerable to further damage.
A second low is forecast to cross western Newfoundland on Wednesday night into Thursday. Mixed precipitation is expected over west Newfoundland while rain will continue in the east. Total rainfall accumulations may approach 25 mm for some areas along the south coast. Winds are currently not forecast to be as strong with this second system.
Large swell and pounding surf is likely along the south coast on Wednesday.

Marine Atlantic has suspended sailings until tonight at 11:45 p.m.

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