Atlantic: Heat builds with storm risk this weekend
Friday, July 19th 2019, 1:09 pm - Heat will move into Atlantic Canada Friday, along with a threat for storms
The heat that has been prevalent across southern Ontario the past few days will make its way into most of Atlantic Canada this weekend. Heat warnings have been issued in Nova Scotia. With the rising temperatures, comes the risk for thunderstorms Friday and Saturday for the Maritime provinces. We have more details on this weekend's storm threat and for how long the heat will stick around for, below.
- Temperatures, humidity to increase Friday; heat warnings in place in Nova Scotia
- Storm risk for Maritimes Friday and Saturday
- Cooler temperatures could return next week
- Stay up-to-date on the latest ALERTS in your area
WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF STORM RISK FRIDAY
A warm front moving into Atlantic Canada Friday will be the trigger for possible thunderstorms in New Brunswick, P.E.I. and northern parts of Nova Scotia. While they are expected to remain non-severe, there will be the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds with any that develop.
Temperatures will approach 30 °C in parts of southern New Brunswick but the increased humidity will make them will feel hotter than 30 in Moncton and Edmundston and close to in southern Nova Scotia. Heat warnings have been issued for most of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick. Newfoundland will remain near or slightly below seasonal.
HEAT, STORM RISK TO CONTINUE SATURDAY
A second system, a cold front, will trek east across the Maritimes Saturday morning, bringing another threat for thunderstorms, mainly for New Brunswick. Again, they are expected to remain non-severe in nature. Showers will reach Newfoundland by Sunday morning.
The heat and humidity will continue to increase and move east Saturday. Temperatures in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will exceed the 30-degree mark. Humidex values will be in the low- to upper-30s across the Maritimes.
Newfoundland will remain outside of the heat and will continue to have temperatures near or slightly below seasonal.
A slight drop in temperatures is expected for Sunday across Atlantic Canada, but things will remain on the hot and humid side in most of New Brunswick and southern areas of Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Humidex values will be in the low 30s for some parts of New Brunswick, P.E.I. and southern Nova Scotia.
COOLER TEMPS, MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER NEXT WEEK?
Looking ahead, there is the potential for a second system to track along the cold front, which will stall south of the region early next week. This will bring the threat for significant rain around Tuesday.
"Cooler weather for the middle and end of next week, but trending warmer for next weekend. Warmer than normal for the following week as we make the transition from July to August," said Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates.
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