Get ready, Maritimers, because the weather is about to take you on a wild ride over the next few days. Brace yourself for a series of temperature fluctuations and weather conditions that will keep you on your toes.
Starting with Saturday, we can expect record-breaking warmth as the winds shift to the southwest. Afternoon highs will range between 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a mix of sun and clouds. Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick might even witness some new daily high records.
But don’t get too comfortable in the warmth, as a cold front will sweep through the region, causing showers in northern New Brunswick. This cold front will also bring a drastic change in wind direction to the northwest and a sharp drop in temperatures.
Sunday will be much cooler compared to Saturday but will remain dry with a mix of sun and clouds. However, Monday will bring a new system that will bring a messy mix of rain and slushy snow to the Maritimes. Those in central and northern areas of New Brunswick should be prepared for accumulating snow, while higher elevations in southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia are also at risk. Travelers should stay tuned for updates and expect snowy conditions on Monday.
The good news is that the system is likely to clear up by Monday night and Tuesday morning, bringing improved conditions just in time for Halloween. Although the northeast Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and P.E.I. might still experience some lingering showers, most of the region will be dry. However, trick-or-treaters should be prepared for a cool and chilly Halloween night, with temperatures in the low to mid single digits.
And there’s more! With the cold air still in place, it is possible for more snowflakes to make an appearance in the Maritimes mid-next week. This is a reminder that winter is approaching, and it may be a good idea to book that winter tire appointment sooner rather than later.
So, buckle up, Maritimers, because this week’s weather forecast promises excitement, temperature swings, and the arrival of winter. Stay prepared and stay safe!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Is there any chance of snowfall in the Maritimes?
Yes, there is a chance of snowfall in the Maritimes. Higher elevations in central and northern areas of New Brunswick and some areas of southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia might experience accumulating snow on Monday.
2. Will Halloween night be dry?
Most of the Maritimes will be dry on Halloween night. However, there may still be a chance of lingering showers in northeast Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and P.E.I.
3. How should I prepare for the fluctuating temperatures?
It is advisable to dress in layers as the temperatures will vary throughout the week. Make sure to bundle up with multiple layers on Halloween night when temperatures are likely to be in the low to mid single digits.
4. When is a good time to book a winter tire appointment?
With the potential for snowflakes in the forecast, now is a good time to start thinking about booking that winter tire appointment. Don’t leave it till the last minute to ensure your vehicle is prepared for the winter season.