Nova Scotia·FORECAST

Kalin Mitchell crunches the numbers on another record-setting day

Kalin Mitchell says enjoy clear skies tonight and the beach tommorow.

Forecast is 'exceptional' for Saturday, but showers loom on Sunday

Temperatures on Friday broke records across Nova Scotia for this day in September. (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)

As expected, temperature records are tumbling once again today across Nova Scotia as highs away from the coast soar into the upper 20's.

A steady southwest wind continues to pump warm, humid air out of the southern United States into the Maritimes. A fantastic evening is in line as skies will remain mostly clear with temperatures in the 20's for most of the province, even at sunset. Another warm night, with lows of 15 C to 18 C across the province.

Had to wait for Saturday to hit the beach? The forecast is still exceptional. Mostly sunny to a mix of sun and cloud tomorrow and winds out of the southwest near 20 km/h. Inland high temperatures of 24 C to 28 C, and 22 C to 24 C on the coast. Sea surface temperatures are still warm: 18 C for the Northumberland Strait and Atlantic coastline and 15 C for the Bay of Fundy. 

There will be some increased cloudiness in the southwest of Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon followed by a chance of evening showers. That's ahead of a bigger change on Sunday.

On Sunday, a weather front moves in from the west. Showers will clear through the southwest of the province in the morning but transition to rain for the northeast of the mainland and Cape Breton. 

No more than two to five millimetres is expected with the showers, but 15 to 20 millimetres is possible for Guysborough, Pictou and Antigonish counties, and in Cape Breton. High temperatures on Sunday will be held in the low 20's.

Skies clear for Monday, as high pressure follows for the start of the week. Plenty of sunshine, but more seasonal day time highs of 17 C to 20 C. Much of next week looks fair, but there's no sign of the return of mid-summer like temperatures. 

That seems appropriate, however, as we head into fall with the autumnal equinox at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Like yesterday, I will post a full tally of temperature records, Maritime wide, to this evening.


Kalin Mitchell


Kalin Mitchell is a former meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News Atlantic Tonight.


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