Atlantic: Short-lived weekend warmth followed by biting cold

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Atlantic: Short-lived weekend warmth followed by biting cold

The week is going out on a soggy note for all of Atlantic Canada, with even a chance of some early-season non-severe storms. The region will dry out by Saturday morning, accompanied by a surge of warmth that will have fled by the end of the week. For a more detailed look, see below.


  • Rain ends Saturday morning in Newfoundland
  • Temperatures could briefly jump to double digits by Saturday morning, plunge again Sunday
  • Next system impacts the Maritimes Tuesday, Newfoundland Wednesday.
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area


The system that brought widespread rain across the Atlantic provinces will be mostly finished with the Maritimes, except for some winds remaining gusty through Saturday.

In Newfoundland rain lingers the longest, ending in the morning, and the winds will be near their peak gusting a little above 100 km/h on the Avalon Peninsula.


The upside will be a surge of warmth to start off the weekend, such that by Saturday morning areas such as Fredericton, N.B., may get up to 10°C.

Enjoy it while you can, as it will be short-lived. As the system exits the region entirely, cold temperatures follow being, sending Sunday's daytime highs plunging down below zero.



After a break Monday, we are eyeing the increasing potential for a high-impact winter storm for the region, affecting the Maritimes Tuesday and Newfoundland Wednesday.

"There's still some uncertainty in the track and intensity of the storm, but a high impact winter-like storm is possible, especially for Nova Scotia and southern Newfoundland," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says. "Forecasts will remain conservative until confidence increases but we should be alert to the potential for 15-30+ cm of snow with strong winds, which could include Halifax and St. John’s."

Gillham says another system is possible late week.

Check back for more updates and details as we continue to monitor the forecast.