A powerful storm that moved into Atlantic Canada had residents waking up to heavy rain, strong winds and even snow on Wednesday.
The Weather Bomb, which is defined as a low pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars or more within a 24-hour period, has the tendency to bring heavy rain and powerful winds.
Eastern parts of the province felt wind gusts over 100 km/h throughout the day on Wednesday. In fact, a gust of 111 km/h was recorded in Twillingate. A gust of 96 km/h was felt in St. John's.
Over 80 mm of rain fell in St. John's through Thursday, while Gander saw 70 mm.
Water that accumulated on the roads made for tricky driving conditions. RCMP say a car hyrdoplaned and a tractor trailer spun out of control. The heavy rain combined with strong winds and high tides also created storm surges along the south coast. Some ferry services were disrupted.
On Thursday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the southwest corner of the province with up to 25 cm possible along the Burgeo Highway.
Motorists are advised to be prepared for winter driving conditions in the area and officials say it's never too early to winterize your car.
NEXT SNOWFALL LOOMS
The next system will push into Newfoundland on Friday, and once again there's the potential for stormy weather.
“More snow is on the way for some,” says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Right now it looks like up to 5 cm of snow could fall in some places on Friday, but it's all going to depend on temperatures.”
For more details on what is expected throughout the province, be sure to check our Newfoundland Cities Index.
With files from Cheryl Santa Maria and Lyndsay Morrison