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Widespread thunderstorm risk in Atlantic Canada as temperatures ease

Thursday, July 30th 2020, 8:33 pm - A slow-moving low pressure system could trigger non-severe storms in Atlantic Canada on Friday

The potential for thunderstorms will be widespread in Atlantic Canada on Friday, but the storms that do occur are expected to be non-severe in nature. The main hazards associated with these storms include heavy rain, small hail and strong wind gusts. The hot, humid conditions that have been persistent will continue easing off throughout Friday. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Widespread thunderstorm risk on Friday as temperatures finally drop
  • Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area

FRIDAY: TEMPERATURES, STORM RISK EASE OFF

Temperatures will finally cool down on Friday in the Maritimes, thanks to westerly winds that will develop on the backside of the front.

Daytime highs will drop below 30°C, remaining in the mid-to-upper-20s in most locales. Again, Newfoundland will remain coolest, with temperatures hovering around the 20-degree mark.

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The storm risk will also relax, though non-severe storms may fire up in most of Atlantic Canada as the low remains slow-moving. There will be wraparound moisture, potentially sparking storms in the afternoon and evening hours. The threat for storms will stretch from New Brunswick, P.E.I., most of Nova Scotia and parts of western Newfoundland.

If any stronger storms develop, southern New Brunswick and parts of Nova Scotia will the areas to watch for.

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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