The final week in May kicked off with some unsettled weather across Atlantic Canada, with a low-pressure system bringing widespread rainfall to the region. Parts of New Brunswick could see 30-50 mm of rain by the time the system departs Tuesday. Winds will remain gusty through the day, but not overly impactful. In behind it, warm air will follow for the start of June, as temperatures settle close to the seasonal mark. Parts of the Maritimes may finally see their first shot of truly hot weather by early next week, with temperatures potentially hitting the 30-degree mark. More on the timing, below.
TUESDAY: RAIN TAPERS OFF, WINDS REMAIN GUSTY
Conditions will begin to improve in the Maritimes by Tuesday morning, with rain tapering off and leaving just cloud cover in the system's wake.
Accumulative expected with the system will vary across Atlantic Canada, with the heaviest totals in northern New Brunswick, where 30-50 mm is anticipated through Tuesday.
Parts of southern Nova Scotia may see 10-20 mm and western Newfoundland may get 15-30 mm of rain during the same time period. The rainfall will subside in Newfoundland by Tuesday afternoon.
Winds will remain blustery Tuesday, with 40-60 km/h gusts in the Maritimes and 50-70 km/h in Newfoundland. They will diminish in the evening hours.
Temperatures will be slightly warmer Tuesday. Daytime highs will be into the upper teens and low 20s for much of the Maritimes, low- to mid-teens in northern Newfoundland and perhaps hitting the 20-degree mark in southern areas including the Avalon.
LOOK AHEAD: WARMER WEATHER MOVES IN FOR START OF JUNE
Beyond Tuesday, temperatures will be on the climb for the middle of and late week with near or above seasonal temperatures. By Wednesday, much of the Maritimes will be enjoying daytime highs into the low and mid-20s, with plenty of sunshine.
The interior and northern sections of Newfoundland, including the Gander area, will even have several days of temperatures into the 20s during the week.
A period of showers and thunderstorms will track across the region on Thursday, though with a mostly fair weekend expected for most.
There's the potential for some hot weather to reach the Maritimes early next week with temperatures topping 30°C for areas away from the coast. Things will turn cooler for Newfoundland by mid to late week, and cooler weather should spread back into the Maritimes during the second half of next week as well.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates for Atlantic Canada as we head into the month of June.