Severe thunderstorms rocked parts of eastern Quebec and northern New Brunswick on Thursday afternoon. The front that triggered those intense storms will continue through the Maritimes through the day on Friday, leaving cooler and drier air in its wake. Heat warnings will persist in parts of Nova Scotia through the afternoon hours. More on what to expect through the weekend, below.
FRIDAY AND BEYOND: COOLER WEEKEND FOR ATLANTIC CANADA, EARLY FALL-LIKE STORM NEXT WEEK
The cold front responsible for Thursday’s severe thunderstorms will usher in cooler air to New Brunswick and most of Nova Scotia on Friday morning.
However, the southern shores and western Halifax County are likely to remain under a heat warning until Friday evening when the front moves through.
Halifax will see a high of 28°C on Friday with a humidex in the mid-30s. Farther west, in New Brunswick, Moncton will see a high in the mid-20s with a feels-like just a tad warmer than the actual air temperature.
Widespread rain and thunderstorms will push into Newfoundland for Friday, with a cooler weekend expected for much of Atlantic Canada.
The next system we are watching is expected Monday night and Tuesday, as an early fall-like storm tracks from northern Ontario to northern Quebec and then weakens as it tracks into Labrador. A front extending south from the system will bring widespread showers and possible thunderstorms to the region.
Temperatures will briefly warm through mid-week, then cooler across the region once again by late week.
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