Friday 8:40pm.. The high pressure system that gave dry weather to the Maritimes over the past few days has moved off to the east. Skies are now clouding over ahead of a slow moving frontal system which will cross the region tomorrow. Heavy rainfall is expected parts of the Maritimes with rainfall warnings issued for areas of NS and NB. High pressure will begin to push into the region later Sunday through next week but a strong pressure gradient between the 2 systems will keep brisk cool northwest winds blowing across the Island through mid week. The unstable air could also lead to a few showers.
Precipitation.. Showers expected to begin near dawn on Saturday ending Sunday morning with rainfall amounts in the 15-25 mms range. Chance of showers during the afternoons/evenings of next week as the cool unsettled air settles in over the region.
Thunderstorms.. Chance of storms on Saturday.
Wind.. Brisk south winds tomorrow and early Sunday becoming westerly late Sunday. Brisk northwest winds through until Friday of next week.
Temperatures.. Well above normal Saturday and Sunday becoming normal on Monday then below normal Tuesday through the end of the forecast period.
Tonight.. Becoming overcast with showers developing near dawn, increasing south winds, lows near 9
Saturday.. Rain, brisk south winds, highs 16
Sunday. Showers ending in the morning, brisk southwest winds shifting to westerly late in the day, highs near 15 at noon then slowly falling.
Monday-Friday.. Generally cloudy with a chance of showers. Afternoon highs near 12 Monday, 9 Tuesday, 7 Wednesday, 7 Thursday, 9 Friday