Special weather statements have been issued for much of Newfoundland over the Easter weekend as a low pressure system is expected to bring snow to the island.

According to Environment Canada, a "significant spring snowfall" is in the forecast.

The latest weather statement says parts of eastern Newfoundland could get 15 to 30 centimetres on Saturday.

Environment Canada said it's still too soon to determine where the highest snowfall accumulations will be.

Over southeastern Newfoundland, snow may mix with ice pellets or change to rain Saturday afternoon, but change back to snow later that night.

Strong northerly winds across the eastern part of the island could cause reduced visibility and blowing snow in some area.