The metro region gets a shot of snow today but it’s something less than a storm.
10-15 cm of the white stuff will fall on the eastern side of the Avalon, which includes St. John’s, while 5-10 cm is expected on the western Avalon. The heaviest snow is expected to fall this morning creating hazardous travelling conditions.
There are some preemptive school closures, all outside the St. John’s-Paradise-CBS zone. Schools on the Southern Shore, CB Centre, St. Mary’s Bay and Placentia zones are closed.
Clarenville and Marystown will only see a couple of centimetres.
The snow tapers off by lunchtime but roads will be slushy and slippery.
Tonight however winds will be the issue as there is a wind warning in effect. Strong northerly winds gusting up to 80 km/h will develop this evening and further increase to near 100 km/h along parts of the coast near midnight. The strong winds combined with the fresh snow can cause low visibility in blowing snow overnight and early Saturday morning. Winds will ease later on Saturday.
Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for parts of the Avalon for tomorrow, bringing an end to a relatively low-snow winter.
Around 15 centimetres of snow is en route for the region, including St. John’s-Metro. The highest amounts are expected along southeastern areas and the southern shore.
Snowfall begins overnight tonight and is expected to continue until tomorrow afternoon.
Environment Canada cautions that the heaviest snowfall is expected early Friday morning, which may create hazardous travelling conditions during the morning commute.