Atlantic Canada earns well deserved 'Goldilocks of weather'
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5:01 PM - After another week filled with snow sightings and frost advisories across Atlantic Canada as the region stays locked into a cool and unsettled weather pattern, there's signs of improvement ahead.
While temperatures will still struggle to reach seasonal values, some may "Goldilocks" forecast.
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- Slow temperature improvement for the weekend, still cool in Newfoundland
- Chilly pattern continues to dominate through early next week, warming up for the Maritimes by the mid-week mark
- A couple of weaker systems continue to bring some unsettled weather for mid to late week next week
THE GOLDILOCKS FORECAST
As temperatures start to slowly rebound across the east, some rain showers will persist through Saturday before gradually improving late Saturday into Sunday.
The better news is that daytime highs return to near seasonal values (low 20s) across the Maritimes, with parts of Newfoundland seeing the warmest weather since mid-May on Friday.
It wasn't record breaking heat, but it must have been a nice change for St. John's on Friday, as the temperature climbed to 16 degrees for the first time so far in June.
Not too hot, but not too cold either, so essentially the "Goldilocks of weather" as Weather Network follower Jeremy tweeted to Halifax reporter Nathan Coleman.
The same can't be said for everyone however, as Saturday's rain is set to change over to wet snow flurries across parts of Labrador through Sunday morning.
"And the return to the chilly pattern continues to dominate through early next week, but mid-week looks warmer than initially expected for the Maritimes," adds Dr. Doug Gillham, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. "There are no major systems on the horizon, but a couple of weaker systems will bring some unsettled weather mid to late week next week."
According to Gillham, temperatures should be consistently closer to seasonal for the third week of June.
SPRING ROLLERCOASTER RIDE CONTINUES
Late last week saw high temperatures treading into record-breaking territory across much of the Maritimes, but it was a short-lived burst as a cold front shortly after sent frosty air back into the region. Miramichi, N.B. for example, went from breaking a 140-year-old record high last Friday, to a 91-year-old record low on Sunday.