Atlantic: Drying out, warming up Friday but new low threatens more soaking rains

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Thursday offered a welcome break for much of the Atlantic region, with warmer and drier conditions, but the bask in the heat will be brief due to another round of rain tracking in for the weekend. Parts of Newfoundland are looking at substantial amounts through Monday. Details and timing, below.

FRIDAY: SHORT BREAK WITH SUN, BRIEF HEAT, HUMIDITY

A ridge will build into Atlantic Canada Friday, allowing for hot and humid conditions in parts of the Maritimes, with slightly cooler, but still mild, temperatures in Newfoundland. Temperatures will range from 4-8°C above seasonal across the Atlantic.

New Brunswick will see daytime highs hit the upper 20s, just shy of the 30-degree mark, while Nova Scotia will sit comfortably in the low- to mid-20s.

The break from the rain will be short-lived as a new low will develop off the Atlantic coast, bringing another round of rain across the Maritimes and Newfoundland on the weekend.

WEEKEND: SOAKING RAINS IN NEWFOUNDLAND, PARTS OF NOVA SCOTIA

The system will begin pushing showers into Maritimes early Saturday morning, reaching Newfoundland in the evening. Rain will continue into Sunday in the Maritimes and linger in Newfoundland through early Monday morning.

Hefty amounts are again expected for central and southern Newfoundland, including the Avalon, through Monday as the low taps into some subtropical moisture. Parts of Nova Scotia could receive a fair amount of rainfall, as well, but will be less than N.L. Southeastern Newfoundland could receive 40-70 mm of rain.

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