Friday Mar 7th 7:30am.. An area of high pressure is centered just south of NS this morning and continues to drift to the east today resulting in a southerly wind which will allow temperatures to moderate today and tomorrow. An ocean storm developing in the southeast US will move to Cape Hattaras NC by this evening then track NE pass east of NS on Saturday afternoon. The bulk of the precipitation from this system will stay off shore east of NS. Meanwhile a cold front will also be approaching from the west and will swing through the Maritimes late Saturday afternoon/ early evening with some cloud and flurries. Temperatures will also be dropping once again with the passage of this front. Skies will clear late Saturday night as cold high pressure builds in from the west and crosses the region very early Monday morning. Things then begin to get interesting… First a weak clipper type system will pass south of the Maritimes on Monday. afternoon giving some cloud and few flurries. Then, a couple of low pressure systems ( one over western Canada and the other over western USA) will merge as they approach the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The computer models are still having difficulty with this system so can’t go into details but a snow event is possible.
Precipitation.. Dry today, flurries should begin around noon tomorrow ending by early evening. Few flurries possible Monday afternoon associated with the weak clipper system passing south of NS. As mentioned earlier, models are having difficulty with the system coming form the west in Tuesday but snow should begin sometime Tuesday afternoon although amounts are not available until more information becomes available. Some models are hinting at some rain as well with temperatures above the freezing mark
Temperatures.. A 2-day warm-up in store ahead with temps reaching 0//+1 today and +1 tomorrow (late morning). The cold front will sweep across the island near noon followed by plummeting temperatures dipping to -13 by Sunday morning. Temps remain well below normal for Sunday and Monday then a warm-up on Tuesday and Wednesday with temps possibly above 0. Cold again for Thur/Fri/Sat.
Today.. Sunny. brisk south winds developing, highs 0/+1
Tonight.. Mainly clear becoming cloudy before dawn, light south winds, lows -10
Saturday.. Cloudy with a few flurries developing late morning/early afternoon. Light south winds shifting to NW with the frontal passage, highs +1 near noon then falling.
Sunday.. Sunny. cold, light northerly winds, highs -6
Monday.. Becoming cloudy with a few afternoon flurries possible. light easterly winds, highs -7
Tuesday.. Snow/rain developing
Wednesday.. Snow or rain