Wind, freezing rain warnings issued

Published on February 8, 2017

Environment Canada weather forecast Thursday.

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Environment Canada has another nasty forecast — with strong southwesterly winds developing Friday and a freezing rain still in effect for the southern Avalon.

Some motorists are reporting on Twitter slick walkways and driveways and slushy driving conditions.

The freezing rain is forecast to taper off or transition to rain later Friday morning.

Wind warnings:

Avalon Peninsula: winds gusting up to 100 km/h are forecast to develop Friday morning.
Northeastern and Central Newfoundland: winds gusting up to 100 km/h over exposed areas of the interior regions with gusts up to 120 km/h possible along the coast are expected to develop Friday morning.
Connaigre and Burin Peninsulas: winds gusting up to 120 km/h expected early Friday morning and diminishing below warning criteria late Friday afternoon.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.