Happy Friday Everyone,
It's a chilly one out there this morning, however the good news is, temperatures are back on the rise again today with seasonal temperatures on menu across the Province. We'll see a weak cold front push from West to East today bringing some clouds and showers (and some wet snow to Southeast Labrador). Those showers push into Western Newfoundland this afternoon, but should hold until midnight or early overnight.
Our cold front will kick out, but it's going to be holding hands with another system. So, lingering showers Saturday morning in the East Nfld will clear, only to see more showers develop in the later afternoon & evening hours. Increasing clouds for Central & Western Newfoundland with those showers arriving late afternoon & evening for you as well. Temps 4° to 6°. As temperatures fall in the Evening looks like a solid chance of freezing rain developing over Northeast into Central Newfoundland, with some patchy freezing rain & flurries in the West. Snow (2-5 cm) in Western Labrador early Saturday pushes East to HV-GB and the Coast with a trace for late afternoon, evening & overnight.
Lingering morning flurries will kick out across the Island & Eastern Labrador on Sunday as a small ridge of High pressure builds in. Sunday afternoon looks bright however temps looks chilly in Labrador (-5° to -10°) and even Western & Central temps near 0° to 2°. The East should see temps rebound to 5°-7°.
Warm front time. Increasing clouds with flurries mixing to showers for West/Central Newfoundland as the front moves in and temperatures rise Monday afternoon & evening as the showers arrive in the East. Temps continue to rise overnight Monday and into Tuesday. Increasing clouds and flurries in Labrador as well.
Warm April Air Arrives
Tuesday & Wednesday look very nice temperature wise across the Island, with widespread highs in the low-mid double digits from Corner Brook to St. John's. It looks like temps as warm as 12°-17° are possible for parts of Central & Eastern Newfoundland as of now, as a strong Southerly wind pumps in. So yes it will be breezy with Gusts 60-70 km/h. We'll see clouds & some showers & drizzle possible in the West, with a better chance of Sunshine as you go towards Central & the East for both days. We're still as ways out, but as of now, the Metro area & the Avalon temperature potential looks good on Tuesday (10°-14°) & even better for Wednesday (14°-17°). Even if temperatures are on the low end of that range, it's going to be feeling balmy for April!
Again we're a few days out, but the temp record for St. John's YYT next Wednesday is 16.1° set back in 1964 & at Gander YQX it's 14.9° set back in 1983... so we'll be keeping an eye on those for sure.
You folks along the South Coast of Newfoundland know the drill in this type of a setup... onshore drizzle & fog with cooler temps as well. RDF season is upon us... but that means Spring is here!
Snow in Labrador
Meanwhile, the Low itself will be rolling through Labrador Tuesday bringing Snow changing to showers for many. Wednesday could be interesting as the cold front slices through, temperatures fall and we could see some solid accumulating Snow on the backside of this system across parts of the big land.
More maps & graphics here on the blog later today & of course the very latest Weekend & 7 day forecast updates, tonight on Here & Now at 5:30 pm NT.