A cold front sliding into Atlantic Canada is bringing considerable rainfall, gusty winds, and wet snow to parts of the region. The heaviest rainfall will be in Newfoundland, where parts of the region could see up to 30 mm through Monday morning. Winds will pick up after the front's passage, ushering in cooler air, bringing wet snow to parts of the island. However, Monday will see improving conditions thanks to a high pressure moving into Maine. More on the timing and impact, below.
MONDAY: UNSETTLED CONDITIONS PERSIST
Many regions in Atlantic Canada will see rainy and windy conditions and between 20 to 30 mm of rain will have fallen in the hardest-hit areas of Newfoundland by Monday evening. Most of the Maritimes will see between 5-25 mm of rainfall with the system, with the heaviest precipitation concentrated in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Temperatures will plummet, so rain will change to wet snow across northern and western Newfoundland, lingering into Monday. Accumulations will be minor for higher elevations across the aforementioned sections of the island.
Blustery conditions are expected in the region as winds will continue to strengthen through Monday, especially across Newfoundland. Gusts of 60-80 km/h out of the north are expected. The winds will ease off Monday morning in the Maritimes and then in the evening across Newfoundland.
High pressure will sit over Maine for Monday, clearing the skies while trying to restore temperatures across the Maritimes. However, daytime highs will struggle in Newfoundland, with cooler air hanging on.
LOOK AHEAD: WARMER WEATHER ATTEMPTS TO LOCK IN FOR START OF JUNE
Changeable temperatures and unsettled conditions will persist across the region through next week. The ridge of high pressure will move offshore Tuesday, allowing the westerly winds to bring warmth back to the region.
Temperatures will then take a tumble again by the end of the week. The final days of May, however, and into early June, look to signal another warm-up.