'Bring out the barbecue': Spring weather on the way, says CBC meteorologist

'Bring out the barbecue': Spring weather on the way, says CBC meteorologist

There are flurries in the P.E.I. forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday, but CBC meteorologist Brennan Allen sees spring weather on the horizon.

Tuesday will have a hint of spring, with sunshine and a high of 3 C and a break from the north wind, before the flurries start overnight.

But Allen said he expects a system carrying rain into the province on Friday will break the back of winter.

"It will act like a cattle prod to the atmosphere and boom! We're into a new weather pattern," he said.

"It's going to be time for folks to start to get the propane and get ready to bring out the barbecue … We are on winter tire and barbecue watch."

The temperature could hit double digits on Saturday. Allen expects those spring-like temperatures to continue through next week.

And if you think spring is coming late to P.E.I., says Allen, give a thought to the people of Gander, Nfld, where there is close to 250 centimetres of snow on the ground Tuesday.

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