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Atlantic: Showers linger Tuesday, eyes on potential weekend storm

Monday, October 7th 2019, 8:35 pm - Some regions will see temperatures above seasonal during the start of the week.

The week got off to a rainy start for many across Atlantic Canada, and while Tuesday brings clearing skies for some, some Nova Scotia and Newfoundland residents will still need to pack their umbrellas. High pressure for the rest of the week means clearer skies and generally mild temperatures, but there is a system to watch heading toward Thanksgiving weekend. We take a look at what you need to know for the week ahead, below.

Visit our Complete Guide to Fall 2019 for an in-depth look at the Fall Forecast, tips to plan for it and a sneak peek at the winter ahead


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lingering rain, mainly for eastern Atlantic region, though Tuesday
  • Mild start to the week then temperatures begin to gradually cool
  • Rainy system stalls south of region through late week; one to watch for Thanksgiving weekend
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: RAINFALL TIMING

Pleasantly mild temperatures will be widespread across Atlantic Canada for the start of the week with parts of the Avalon even reaching the mid to upper teens by Tuesday.

Those warmer temperatures came along with a showery system, however, and those showers will linger for some on Tuesday. That's especially true for eastern Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, as a slow-moving cold front drifts east.

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Dry, mostly pleasant and sunny fall conditions are expected for the rest of the week, heading into the Thanksgiving long weekend. A possible weather-maker will be lurking just south of the region, however.

ATLPATTERN

"Fair weather and a slight gradual warming trend will shape up through the mid-to-late week mark in Atlantic Canada," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "A storm looks to develop in the Atlantic by Wednesday, but a blocking pattern means the storm will just meander off the U.S. East Coast for a few days before slowly drifting north towards Atlantic Canada for the weekend."

According to Gillham, impact details are highly uncertain due to the timing and track of the system, but it will be a factor in the overall long weekend forecast.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network as we continue to track this system through the week.

WATCH BELOW: LIGHTNING STRIKES DOWN MAN SEEKING SHELTER DURING STORM

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