Hold onto your hat: Blizzard and wind warnings for Newfoundland this weekend

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It's shaping up to be a blustery and snowy weekend across Newfoundland, as blizzard and wind warnings are in effect for Saturday.

Across the island, Environment Canada is warning of strong winds gusting between 100 and 120 km/h.

Moving west across the rest of the island past the Avalon Peninsula, people can expect those strong winds paired with fresh snowfall to make travel dangerous.

Blizzard conditions are expected to start overnight and into Saturday morning through central and western Newfoundland.

Snowfall between 15 and 25 centimetres is expected by Saturday evening.

Anyone travelling should expect near-zero visibility at times throughout the day.

On the Bonavista and Burin peninsulas, as well as in the Clarenville and Terra Nova area, a blizzard watch is in effect.

Environment Canada is also warning that if the timing of the storm changes, the storm could mean higher than normal water levels along the coast.

Meanwhile, a weather watch is in effect for coastal Labrador, where blizzard-like conditions are expected to start Saturday afternoon, before spreading north and through Lake Melville into Sunday.

In the Nain area, that could mean snowfall accumulations around 20 centimetres.

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