People in Newfoundland are bracing for the first widespread snowfall of the season, as parts of the island are expecting up to 30 centimetres of snow overnight on Sunday.

Snow is set to spread into southwestern Newfoundland in the mid-afternoon and arrive in St. John's in the early evening hours.

Wind gusts over 100 km/h will hit the south coast of the island, with gusts of 60-80 km/h in the metro area across to the west coast.

Central and western areas of Newfoundland can expect up to 30 cm of snowfall leading into Monday morning.

On the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas to Clarenville, up to 25 cm of snowfall is expected before turning to rain and drizzle overnight leading into Monday.

Another burst of snow is expected to hit western and central Newfoundland on Monday night, dumping another 5-10 cm of snow on the ground by Tuesday morning.

For more updates, visit Ryan Snoddon's blog to check out a timeline of the storm.