Freezing rain warning makes for slippery early morning

Travel not recommended in central, northern Sask.

Parts of Newfoundland woke up to a slippy scene Thursday, as a freezing rain warning remains in effect.

The advisory affects the Avalon Peninsula through Terra Nova, Clarenville and the north coast of Newfoundland up through the Northern Peninsula.

The rain is expected to taper to showers or flurries later Thursday morning.

In the meantime, roads and sidewalks in the area are ice-covered and slippery.

In the Port aux Basques area, Environment Canada warns strong winds gusting between 80 and 100 km/h are expected to start late Thursday night into Friday.

And in Labrador, a snowfall warning is in effect for parts of coastal Labrador in through Lake Melville Thursday.

Total snowfall amounts of between 15 and 25 centimetres are expected through the day.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada warns there is a possible winter storm working its way to most of Newfoundland for the weekend.

It's too early to track the weather system, but it could be tracking west of the Avalon Peninsula for Saturday.

Get the latest forecast updates in Ryan Snoddon's weather blog.