Wet, sloppy weather brings messy finish to Newfoundland storm

Tuesday's storm, which included everything from fluffy snow to driving ice pellets, will be followed by rain.

St. John's metro schools staying open as ice pellets expected to change over to freezing rain and rain

Snow, rain and ice pellets teamed up for a messy mix in parts of Newfoundland on Tuesday. (Bruce Tilley/CBC)

A weather system that moved in to Newfoundland overnight caused numerous school and travel disruptions Tuesday, with residents dealing with a storm that included everything from fluffy snow to driving ice pellets. 

Many schools were cancelled for at least the morning throughout the island, but St. John's metro schools remained open. Labrador schools were not affected by the storm. 

Marine Atlantic cancelled all of its crossings across the Cabot Strait on Tuesday due to weather conditions. 

The stormy weather dumped about 17 centimetres of snow at both St. John's and Gander. 

The storm turned during the day from snow to a mix of precipitation, with as much as 80 millimetres of rain expected to fall on parts of Newfoundland's south coast. Communities on the Burin Peninsula were bracing for between 30 and 50 millimetres of rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

Rain and/or snow are in the forecast for much of Newfoundland and Labrador late Tuesday and through Wednesday. (Ryan Snoddon/CBC)

On the Avalon Peninsula, drivers were warned to be mindful of rain, with about five to 10 millimetres expected. 

More snow and ice pellets were expected on the west and northeast coasts. 

Labrador, meanwhile, is expecting snowfall, with the southeast coast and the Lake Melville area bracing for between 15 and 25 centimetres. 

Check out Ryan Snoddon's weather blog below for a complete breakdown of each region's forecast.