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Get ready for back to school, Atlantic Canada!

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    Friday, August 30, 2013, 5:58 PM -

    After the weekend, it will be back to the books.

    Students in Atlantic Canada will have to dress for wet weather on Tuesday, with periods of rain and the risk of thunderstorms in the forecast.

    The Maritimes are looking at seasonal but muggy conditions, while Newfoundland will be slightly cooler with highs only in the mid-teens.  

    What to expect on the roads

    Commuters should prepare for extra traffic on the roads this Tuesday as teachers, parents and students get back into a groove.

    "There's a lot happening simultaneously in a school zone, so the drivers of cars have to slow their speed and watch out for the child that isn't looking out for them," warns Sergeant Jack West with the Toronto Police.

    "Quite often the pedestrian may see the driver in the car, but that doesn't mean the driver necessarily sees them because of the climate, the weather or a fogged up window."

    As the school year progresses, meteorologists warn that fall is a transitional period, with fluctuating precipitation patterns.

    Temperatures this fall look like they'll be above normal in Atlantic Canada, although southern and western parts of Nova Scotia and central and northern Labrador can expect normal temps.

    Precipitation isn't expected to be out of the ordinary, but a tropical system or two could give some swaths of slightly above average rainfall.

    For a closer look at the daily conditions in your area, head to the School Day forecast page.

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