Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador to see 'significant' rain going into new year

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of Newfoundland and Labrador that will remain in effect until Monday.

It says several parts including the St. John's area, the Avalon Peninsula North, Clarenville and surrounding areas, Bonavista peninsula, Bay of Exploits, and central and northeastern Newfoundland will see "significant" rainfall Sunday ending with periods of snow early Monday.

It says some areas could see up to 50 millimetres of rain and up to 10 centimetres of snow, with locally higher amounts possible.

The weather agency says rain is expected to start early Sunday ahead of a low pressure system south of Newfoundland, change to snow Sunday night and taper off Monday morning.

It says Yarmouth and Shelburne counties in Nova Scotia could see up to 30 millimetres of rain into New Year's Day.

Environment Canada says localized flooding is also possible in low-lying areas.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 31, 2022.

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