Snow to change to freezing rain this evening in Clarenville-Bonavista

Published on March 20, 2017

The view from The Packet office in Clarenville at around 2:30 p.m.

©Jonathan Parsons/TC Media

With heavy snow falling today, many are hoping this will be Sheilagh’s Brush — the last major snowfall for the season. Fittingly enough, today is the first day of spring — March 20 — the vernal equinox.

In the Clarenville-Bonavista Peninsula area, heavy snowfall is persisting throughout the day, amounting to about 15 centimetres in total.

According to Environment Canada, the snow is expected to change to freezing rain or ice pellets late this evening and end overnight.

However, the freezing rain is forecast to start again tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 21 and then change to rain.

Also, more snow or rain is on the way, starting Wednesday night into Thursday.