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Gusty winds and downpours set to roll over Atlantic Canada

Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 8:00 pm - Rain picks up across the Maritimes throughout Wednesday, comes with some warmer temperatures.

Blustery fall weather is rolling once again through Atlantic Canada, with the Maritimes seeing rain and gusty winds continuing on from Tuesday night, with Newfoundland's turn beginning later Wednesday. The upside is that the system will help usher in rising temperatures for much of the region. For a closer look, see below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rain becomes stronger Wednesday across the Maritimes
  • Rainfall amounts of 20-50 mm in Maritimes; up to 60 mm in southwest N.L.
  • Warmup by mid-week, lingers until the weekend

WEDNESDAY: SYSTEM'S EFFECTS RAMP UP

A system will make a very rainy Wednesday across the Maritimes. The rain starts in Newfoundland Wednesday morning and will spread across the area before moving out of the Maritimes by the evening.

Amounts won't be record-breaking, but they'll be quite hefty, in the 30-50 mm range for most of the Maritimes. In Newfoundland, it'll be more uneven, with 30-60 mm possible for the southwest, but rapidly dropping off the further east one goes, to no more than 5-10 mm for the Avalon.

Rainfall At

Accompanying the rain will be intensifying winds, with gusts increasing to 50-60 km/h in Nova Scotia by Wednesday morning, and also blustery in the rest of the Maritimes.

By Wednesday evening, the winds will begin dying down in the Maritimes, but will be ramping up in southwestern Newfoundland, where gusts exceeding 60 km/h can be expected through the overnight hours into early Thursday morning.

Atlantic wind maximum

THURSDAY AND BEYOND: SYSTEM DEPARTS NEWFOUNDLAND, UNSETTLED WEATHER AHEAD

The last effects of this storm will depart the region Thursday morning, but one welcome after-effect will be milder temperatures, which will already have been felt Wednesday and look to endure through to the start of the weekend.

Friday and Saturday will be the warmest days, with daytime highs jumping to the upper-teens even the 20-degree mark in the Maritimes. Newfoundland will also be on the mild side, with temperatures hitting the mid- and upper-teens for both of those days.

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Beyond, more unsettled weather is expected on the weekend, as a strong upper-trough centred over the Great Lakes region will push through during that time with more rain.

Check back with The Weather Network as we continue to update this story.

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