Freezing rain and rain warnings for much of Newfoundland

Freezing rain warnings lifted, high winds force Confederation Bridge restrictions

Following a snow storm on the first day of spring, much of Newfoundland is under a freezing rain or rainfall warning Tuesday, closing a number of schools.

Environment Canada says rain will continue through the day over the southern Avalon Peninsula and the Burin Peninsula, before changing to freezing rain and snow again overnight.

Rainfall amounts between 10 and 20 millimetres are expected to fall before changing back to snow.

Over the Connaigre and Burgeo-Ramea regions, freezing rain is forecast to change to rain. Amounts between 15 to 25 millimetres are expected before the rain transitions to freezing rain or snow this evening.

This rain following Monday's snowfall is making for slippery, slushy and messy road conditions Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, a winter storm warning is in effect for parts of western Newfoundland, the Northern Peninsula and southern Labrador.

Snow is expected to develop later in the day from Corner Brook up along the coast and into Norman Bay.

Freezing rain through the morning will change to snow in the afternoon, with between 10 and 20 centimetres expected to fall by Wednesday morning.

Winds in the evening, paired with the fresh snowfall, will make for near-zero visibility and whiteout conditions at times.