Nova Scotia promised warm weather for Monday

Christopher Gooding
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Source: Environment Canada

By Christopher Gooding


It’s hard to believe during this big chill but forecasters are predicting a high of 10 C or more for Monday, Jan. 6, in Nova Scotia.  

After white out conditions Friday, blustering winds, windchills approaching minus 35 C and weeks of what seemed like never-ending snow, it’s supposed to be warm after the weekend.

Paula Sutherland, a meteorologist with Environment Canada’s Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre, says the warm weather is literally being dragged towards us.

“We’ve got a low pressure system moving off Southern Nova Scotia today and a high pressure system moving in Saturday, Sunday,” Sutherland said. “The temperatures will continue warming and then Monday, a system that’s located over Ohio Sunday, will then be in Southern New Brunswick, pulling warmer temperatures with it.”

Instead of sunny and warm like a spring day, however, it’s going to be dreary, Sutherland says.

“Looks like rainy weather,” Sutherland said.

And it’s only a temporary reprieve from the cold weather.

“Of course, as the system moves east temperatures will go back to normal,” Sutherland said. “Depending on how quickly the system moves, having some salt handy isn’t out of the question.

Early predictions for Jan. 7 peg the temperature at minus 7 C, with sun and clouds. 

Organizations: Environment Canada, Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Southern Nova Scotia, Ohio Southern New Brunswick

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