Tonight: Skies will start out partly cloudy this evening, but will become cloudy after midnight. In addition, some scattered showers are expected towards dawn Thursday morning. Low temperatures will be near 60 Degrees. Winds will be South at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday: Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the morning into the early afternoon hours as a strong cold front pushes through the region. Given the lack of any substantial unstable air, I think that the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms is low. That said, any of the heavier showers or thunderstorms will definitely produce very heavy downpours and some lightning. Once that front pushes through the region, there’s likely to be a rush of cooler and much drier air by mid to late afternoon. High temperatures will be near 70 Degrees with temperatures falling to 60 to 65 Degrees by mid to late afternoon. Winds will be Southwest at 10 to 20 mph in the morning and West at 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy skies with some much cooler and much drier air is expected. Low temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Friday: Skies will be sunny to partly sunny with windy conditions expected. High temperatures will be near 55 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Friday Night: Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected with low temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Some of the normally colder spots may fall into the mid to upper 30s on Friday night. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. This Weekend looks absolutely gorgeous with lots of sunshine expected on both Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures Saturday will be near 65 Degrees. High temperatures Sunday will be between 65 and 70 Degrees. Latest Update On Hurricane Fiona: While it is extremely likely that Hurricane Fiona will remain too far east of our area to affect our area, except for some gusty winds on Saturday, the impacts just to our east over Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are expected to be EXTREME. This Is What I Wrote To Our Crown Weather Services Subscribers Earlier Today In Terms Of Impacts - An extremely serious and extremely dangerous hurricane impact is likely from Fiona across northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Sable Island, Cape Breton Island and Newfoundland on Friday night and Saturday. Additionally, tropical storm conditions are likely on Friday night into Saturday across all of Nova Scotia (including Halifax and Yarmouth), Prince Edward Island and eastern and southern New Brunswick (including Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton). In fact, wind gusts of up to 50 mph are possible as far west as parts of northern Maine, including Caribou, Presque Isle and Houlton, very late Friday night through Saturday. How strong will Fiona be across northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Sable Island, Cape Breton Island and western Newfoundland? It looks extremely likely that sustained winds of 100 mph (160 km/hr) with gusts of up to 120 mph (193 km/hr) are expected across Cape Sable Island, northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island and western Newfoundland beginning late Friday night and continuing through Saturday morning. In addition to this, a very large storm surge upwards of 10 feet (3 meters) to 20 feet (6 meters) are expected, especially over Cape Breton Island and southwestern Newfoundland. I cannot emphasize enough of how substantial this storm will be for this part of Atlantic Canada. This likely will be the most impactful hurricane for Atlantic Canada since at least Hurricane Ginny in 1963. In fact, we may have to go all the way to a hurricane back in 1775 that may have been as strong as Fiona will be. That hurricane on September 9, 1775 caused up to a 20 to 30 foot storm surge and led to the death of 4,000 sailors.
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