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Atlantic: Temperatures recover ahead of wet weekend system

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 8:30 pm - Big change in temperatures on the way for Atlantic Canada

With Wednesday's cooldown behind us, things are looking up temperature-wise, with a 15-degree jump between Thursday and Sunday for many. That spike will take the edge off the next weathermaker for the weekend, keeping it a mostly all-rain event for the region. What's next, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Messy weather lingers into Thursday morning for Newfoundland
  • Temperatures recover into the weekend
  • Incoming weekend system looks to stay as rain region-wide
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

THURSDAY -- LINGERING MESSY WEATHER

Only Newfoundland will wake to any substantial precipitation from the system that began exiting the region overnight, and even then, only on the Avalon Peninsula. There, overnight rains will briefly transition to snow, and people on the peninsula will see the final remnants as Thursday begins, with some 5-10 cm having fallen overnight.

Beyond, flurries linger over most of the Atlantic region Thursday, but people in western Newfoundland should be prepared for sea-effect snow squalls, which could make for some accumulations. Watch below:

TOWARD THE WEEKEND -- TEMPERATURES RECOVER AHEAD OF RAINY SYSTEM

After Wednesday's cooldown, temperatures will recover somewhat for the rest of the week, but slowly -- not until the weekend will people in the region see temperatures move substantially into positive territory.

But when they do recover, it will be downright balmy, with daytime highs in the lower teens not completely out of the question by Sunday for some.

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Forecasters are keeping an eye on a system tracking up the U.S. east coast, however, expected to be a weathermaker for Atlantic Canada as it draws moisture up with it. In fact, the weekend warmth will be partly due to its influence.

That same warmth will keep most of its precipitation as rain across the region, though people should be aware that localized flooding from still-frozen ground and expected snowmelt isn't out of the question.

Atlantic Rainfall

Check back throughout the rest of the week as we tighten up the forecast.

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