The weather for the May 24th long weekend is shaping up to be a mixed bag of rain and fluctuating temperatures.
David Neal, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says there will be some scattered showers kicking around tonight, but that a system making its way into the province Saturday into Sunday is going to bring even more rain.
He says a low pressure system from the southwest is going to bring rain to much of the island midway through Saturday and into Sunday. He says rain will begin on the South Coast and Avalon Peninsula Saturday afternoon, gradually moving to the northeast and central Saturday evening.
Neal says that in terms of temperatures, things will start off on the right foot for Saturday, but the incoming system will have an impact on temperatures as well. Many areas will see double digit temperatures on Saturday before before cooling off on Sunday.
He says things are looking much better for the holiday Monday, with the low pressure system moving out and things clearing up.
The Avalon Peninsula experienced a nice break in clouds, Friday afternoon, bringing in double digit temperatures.
PAL Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh shared a short clip of clear skies above the Avalon.
The Avalon Peninsula is the King of the North today; beautiful sunny skies have moved in, while the rest of the Island is mainly cloudy. Temperatures have reached double digits across the Avalon in the sun. Go out and enjoy! #nlwx pic.twitter.com/PNTmQdaUxf
— Brian Walsh (@BrianWalshWX) May 17, 2019
Meanwhile, the long weekend in Labrador is shaping up to be much better.
Neal says Central and Coastal Labrador will see a mix of rain and snow today, but that things will improve throughout the weekend. The coast will still see some scattered showers and flurries, but overall things are looking good.
He says there will be little in the way of precipitation, and that temperatures for most will be in the mid to high single digits.