Conditions will begin to improve in the Maritimes Sunday as we get head towards the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. Rain and howling winds will taper off, as those impacts will be felt in Newfoundland for much of the day. Wind gusts are expected to hit 70-90 km/h, which are accompanying the rain and risk for non-severe thunderstorms. Meanwhile, temperatures take a noticeable nosedive across the Maritimes, while Newfoundland sees the warmup Sunday. Overnight lows in the Maritimes be chilly enough for possible frost to form. A chilly, but fair, holiday Monday is expected across the board, though. For a closer look, see below.
- Winds, rain ease in the Maritimes Sunday, ramps up in Newfoundland, with possible thunderstorms
- Newfoundland sees Sunday warmup, Maritime highs plummet; frost possible Sunday night
- Fair, but chilly Thanksgiving Monday across the region.
SUNDAY: STRONG WINDS BATTER NEWFOUNDLAND, STORM THREAT, TEMPERATURES DROP
Rain will persist in Cape Breton Sunday morning, pushing out by the early afternoon. Eastern Newfoundland and the Avalon will see their rain move in early Sunday afternoon and wind down in the evening hours.
The strong winds from Saturday will continue into Sunday, but will begin to diminish in the Maritimes in the afternoon. Newfoundland, however, sees the winds ramp up in the morning, hitting 70-90 km/h at their peak in the afternoon, with locally higher gusts possible. Wind warnings are in effect. Winds will ease off by the overnight, along with the rain, as the front moves offshore.
In addition to the rain and wind, there is a risk for non-severe thunderstorms for the southwestern portion of Newfoundland.
Temperatures, meanwhile, will fall considerably in the Maritimes from their Saturday peaks, with daytime highs falling by 4-11°C throughout the region. In fact, overnight lows will drop far enough to allow for possible frost, with advisories in place for Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
On the other side of the gulf, that warmth is now destined for Newfoundland Sunday, with daytime highs in the mid- to high-teens for many areas in the southern half. St. John's' forecast high of 19°C gives it a fair shot at the uncommon distinction of being the warmest city in the region.
BEYOND: FAIR AND CHILLY FOR THANKSGIVING MONDAY
Thanksgiving Monday will be pleasant across the Atlantic region as a ridge of high pressure moves in, allowing for fair skies and dry conditions.
Temperature-wise, it will be Newfoundland's turn to take a temperature dive, with most places remaining in the single digits, a 7-10-degree plummet for some areas from Sunday. The Maritimes will have similar temperatures to Sunday, with highs in the low double digits for most places.
Somewhat better news is ahead, however: Temperatures look to trend much milder for the middle and end of next week, though accompanied by a slow-moving system that will bring a period of showers and gusty winds.
Forecasters say next weekend is trending on the cool side.
Be sure to check back for updates as conditions change in your area.