The May long weekend is here and once again, weather is going to be the topic of conversation.
There’s snow on the menu for many across the province this weekend, especially in central, west and northwest Newfoundland — as well as southeast Labrador. Elsewhere, it’s rain, drizzle and chilly temperatures.
As we all know, snow and unsettled weather on the 24th of May is nothing new. Everyone seems to have a war story about camping and waking up to find snow on the tent. Even the Buddywasisname song mentions about “a half inch of sloppy snow on the ground.”
As I mentioned in this video from a couple of years ago, over the last three decades, we’ve had measurable snow fall on 10 May 24th weekends.
We’ve also had plenty of rainy and chilly weekends — but also some real beauties as well.
As for this weekend, there’s no doubt, we’ve seen better. Here’s a brief overview for each region.
The pick of the weekend for the Avalon and Trinity Bay will be Saturday. Just a chance of showers and temperatures in the mid-high single digits. Sunday looks cool, breezy and damp with showers and flurries. We’ll see another breezy day on Monday with lingering showers and some drizzle.
For central and the northeast, Saturday sees a good chance of showers and drizzle. Winds shift to northerly through the day and it’s a steady rain and snow mix Saturday night and Sunday.
Northerly winds gusting 60-80 km/h will keep things chilly. A slushy mess for many, but we may see more substantial accumulation for inland and higher elevation areas from Grand Falls-Windsor to the Baie Verte Peninsula. Skies will slowly clear and winds will ease through the day on Monday.
The south coast will…