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Rain pulls away from the Maritimes as warmth builds over Eastern Canada

Thursday, August 5th 2021, 8:57 pm - The quick hit of rain that drenched the Maritimes on Thursday will pull away from Atlantic Canada on Friday. Warmer temperatures are on the way as a ridge builds over Eastern Canada.

It's been a bit soggy across much of Atlantic Canada, but conditions will slowly improve as we head into our Friday. The low-pressure system responsible for the heavy rain over the Maritimes will head toward Newfoundland to end the week. Warmth and humidity will build behind the clouds and rain. More on what to expect on Friday and beyond, below.

FRIDAY: SKIES CLEAR IN THE MARITIMES AS RAIN MOVES OFF TOWARD NEWFOUNDLAND

Showers will wind down from west to east across the Maritimes early Friday as the low-pressure system pulls away toward Newfoundland. Residual precipitation will remain an inconvenience in western Newfoundland as the system moves through.

Atlantic Temps Icons Friday Thu Aug 5 2021 PM

Temperatures will rebound with the afternoon sunshine in the western Maritimes, with highs approaching the upper 20s to near 30°C in New Brunswick. Eastern Newfoundland could also see highs in the upper 20s with southerly winds ahead of the approaching low.

BEYOND: WARM, HUMID AND UNSETTLED THROUGH NEXT WEEK

Temperatures will tick up somewhat through the weekend across the Maritimes, though conditions will be slightly cooler in Newfoundland. It’ll be a humid heat, as well, with feels-like values approaching 30 in some areas during the afternoon hours.

Atlantic Temps Icons Sat Thu Aug 5 2021 PM

Conditions remain unsettled Saturday and Sunday, with periods of showers and thunderstorms for northern and central parts of the region as well.

Beyond, warm and humid weather continues to dominate into next week, with a couple of rounds of showers here and there, though Newfoundland's extended stretch of 20+ degree weather will meet with a cooldown early next week.

Check back as we continue to monitor the Atlantic forecast in the coming days.

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