Expect some dirty weather as you ring in the new year this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of the province including:
• Avalon Peninsula North
• Avalon Peninsula Southeast
• Avalon Peninsula Southwest
• Bonavista North
• Bonavista Peninsula
• Burin Peninsula
• Clarenville and vicinity
• Gander and vicinity
• St. John's and vicinity
• Terra Nova
Two low pressure systems are expected to affect eastern Newfoundland this weekend. The first low is forecast to develop south of Nova Scotia tonight before tracking just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula on Saturday evening. This system has the potential to bring significant snowfall in a short period on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Should the low arrive further to the north than current guidance indicates, higher snowfall amounts are likely.
A second system is expected to develop along the East Coast of the United States on Saturday night and track over the Avalon on Sunday night.
While it is too soon to determine exactly how this low will affect Newfoundland, early indications suggest it could bring significant snowfall amounts and strong winds to eastern portions of the island.
There is some uncertainty with respect to the intensity and track of these systems. Environment Canada will continue to monitor their development and provide additional information as it becomes available.
Tonight it will be partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening, with a low of minus 6.
Saturday it will be cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Snow beginning near noon, amount 2- 4 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h in the morning then northeast 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High minus 1.
For the evening there will be cloudy periods with a 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3.
New Year’s Eve will bring Periods of snow with a temperature of minus 2.
Snow continuing for the evening, windy conditions and a low of minus 3.
New Year’s Day will bring more cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Windy. High minus 1, flurries in the evening with the temperature dropping to minus 3.
For the remainder of the week
Tue A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 2, cloud continuing into the evening with 60 percent chance of flurries, and a low minus 5.
Wed Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 2, cloud continuing into the evening with 60 percent chance of flurries, and a low minus 4.
Thu Flurries. High zero.