Wednesday 8:40am.. Strong NW are still buffeting the Maritimes as a strong low pressure departs the region to the northeast. High pressure currently centered over western New England will approach the area today and tonight and cross the Maritimes on Thursday afternoon resulting in 3 days of dry weather across the region. A frontal trough will begin to approach the area from the Great Lakes on Friday night spreading clouds and showers across the region on Saturday. Models continue to show this system tapping into tropical moisture near the Bahamas resulting in a possible heavy rain event. High pressure returns for later Sunday through the beginning of next week.
Precipitation.. Showers should begin Saturday morning end on Sunday. Models right now are indicating about 25 mms rain but this will change in future runs. Chance of showers on Tuesday as a weak system crosses..
Wind.. Brisk west/northwest winds today diminishing to light westerly on Thursday shifting to light southerly on Friday morning increasing to brisk southeast on Saturday shifting to northwesterly on Sunday. Light west winds on Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures.. Coldest day over the forecast period will be today with highs near 9. Temperatures will be warming up through the rest of the week peaking in the mid/high teens for the weekend then cooling off on Monday.
Hurricane Rafael.. Rafael will be passing well southeast on NFLD late tonight..
Today.. Cloudy periods, brisk W/NW winds, highs 9
Tonight.. Mainly clear, light NW winds, lows 3
Thursday.. Few clouds, light NW winds, highs 11
Friday.. Sunny with increasing clouds late in the day, light south winds, highs 14
Saturday.. Cloudy with showers developing in the morning, brisk southeast winds, highs 16
Sunday.. Showers ending, then clearing later in the day, southeast winds shifting to northwest, temperatures slowly falling through the day.
Monday..Sunny, light west winds, highs 13
Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light southwest winds, highs 13