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Atlantic: Conditions improve Sunday after brief tornado warnings Saturday

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 9:00 pm - Storms, humidity drop after cold front moves through Atlantic Canada

After a stormy Saturday that yielded a brief tornado warning in parts of New Brunswick, the Maritimes can expect a pleasant Sunday, as the humidity that helped fuelled the storms will be gone. The break from the heat and rain will continue into early next week. A more detailed look, below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Strong storms generate brief tornado warning in New Brunswick Saturday
  • Humidity disappears, pleasant conditions return Sunday
  • Seasonal temperatures, drier weather for next week
  • Latest watches and warnings HERE

TORNADO-WARNED STORM MOVED THROUGH NEW BRUNSWICK

A tornado warning was briefly issued for Grand Lake, Queens County, Oromocto and Sunbury County in New Brunswick Saturday afternoon. There have been no reports of a touchdown. However, the storms did produce intense rainfall and strong winds.

WATCH BELOW: CLEAR SKIES FOR MARITIMES SUNDAY; HEAT WARNINGS DROPPED

Heat warnings in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were dropped during the evening hours as drier air moved in after the passage of the cold front. Most of the Atlantic provinces will see sunshine return Sunday morning. Clearing will happen through the afternoon hours for Newfoundland.

High pressure will remain in place for most of Monday and daytime temperatures will be seasonal -- in the upper teens and low 20s -- with little humidity.

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WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF THE NEXT SYSTEM

The pleasant weather will continue into early next week, as the high pressure remains in place for most of Monday. However, rain will begin making its way into northern areas of New Brunswick and Newfoundland in the evening, as a system from the north treks through to the southern Maritimes overnight and into Tuesday morning.

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