Well that was quite a weekend.  Depending on where you live, the rainfall totals vary and I will have those totals for you tonight, on CTV News at 6.

In the meantime, suffice it say, weekend rainfall was heaviest over the western half of our region with some sun in the east. Now, the tables have turned.   

The stalling area of low pressure in Central Quebec continues to pull warm air over our region but now the bands of most intense rain showers sit over Cape Breton.

Most of us will experience a break from the rain overnight – still some drizzle and fog though. Tomorrow afternoon, a secondary low will develop south of Sable Island and bring steady rain to Nova Scotia and eastern PEI during the afternoon.  Showers will continue elsewhere, thanks to the stalled northern low.

If you have friends or relatives in the Nation’s Capital, you probably already know it’s snowing there!  The snow started at 5 and was still falling midday!  While that’s not great news for that region, I can tell you it looks better for us.  As the system pulls east of us, it will cool down, but by then, the air mass will have warmed up a little… I don’t think we’ll get much snow; maybe a flurry or two Friday night across the north.

We really do have to wait until the weekend before the dry air mass slides in behind this persistent soggy system.   By then, we might need a goat for the lawn.  

For now, dig out your brightest coloured raincoat and embrace the liquid sunshine!

 

Chief Meteorologist

Cindy Day