While most of the heavy rain has already fallen on southern Newfoundland, there will be a couple shots of it left Saturday before it pushes out. The day won't be a writeoff, though. The winds will be blustery during the day, with gusts of 60-70 km/h through the afternoon. The unsettled conditions will be accompanied by mild temperatures, however, so there is some silver lining. But, daytime highs will noticeably drop down to near seasonal values for Sunday. Beyond, we have eyes on a 'classic' fall storm late next week. Details and timing, below.
- Rain to push out Saturday night, additional amounts of 5-10 mm for St. John's
- Wind gusts of 60-70 km/h expected through Saturday afternoon
- Cooler weather Sunday and into early next week; potential 'classic' fall storm late week
SATURDAY: RAIN LINGERS, GUSTY WINDS
Rain will linger into southern Newfoundland Saturday, but it won't be a total washout. There will be a break from it near midday, but then there will be another quick shot of rain in the evening before moving out by the overnight.
Most of the heaviest rain has already fallen, with southeastern areas expected to take the brunt of it. An additional 5-10 mm is expected for St John's.
While precipitation will be easing off, winds will be gusty in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. Peak gusts are expected to hit the 60-70 km/h range before beginning to wind down in the evening.
On the plus side, the mild temperatures will remain Saturday, with highs in the low-20s for some. However, the end of the warmth is near: Between Saturday and Sunday, daytime highs look to drop by as much as 8 degrees, sitting at just slightly below seasonal.
LOOK AHEAD: COOLER WEATHER, POSSIBLE 'CLASSIC' FALL STORM LATE NEXT WEEK
Beyond, much cooler weather will spread into Atlantic Canada early next week. As well, a clipper tracking east from the Prairies to the Great Lakes early or mid-next week is expected to rapidly intensify as it pushes into Atlantic Canada late week.
"This could become a classic fall storm for the region with strong winds and heavy rain for the region with heavy snow, possibly blizzard conditions, for east-central Quebec, extending to eastern Labrador," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says.
Chilly weather behind the system is expected for the start of the long weekend.
Check back as we continue to monitor the forecast.