Rain threat builds in Atlantic Canada, but heat goes on
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:02 PM - An incoming low pressure system brought rain to Atlantic Canada starting Thursday.
Looking ahead, the muggy weather is set to continue.
Keep reading for the latest details.
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- Humidex values into the thirties are expected for the remainder of the week
- Newfoundland could see some relief later in the week
- A shift in the jet stream could bring tropical downpours next week
WATCH BELOW: HOW THE RAIN PLAYS OUT FOR THE REGION
LATE-WEEK SYSTEM MAY NOT BRING MUCH RELIEF
Even in places where heat warnings have dropped, it's still uncomfortably hot, and Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says there's not much relief ahead for the weekend.
"The warm and humid pattern continues through the weekend, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, but the threat for widespread rain and thunderstorms Saturday night for southeastern Newfoundland including the Avalon," Gillham says. "Very warm pattern expected to dominate next week and continue through much of August. However, there is potential for a couple days of cooler weather for Newfoundland late week.
A strong ridge in the jet stream is allowing tropic air to feed into the region, keeping humidex values into the thirties in place for several days.
A shift is expected by mid-next week, but that could open up the possibility for tropical downpours. Stay tuned for the latest updates on these developing systems.