Before I get to my weekly ECMWF model interpretation, signs are strong that the first half of next week will be very cold from the eastern Prairie region through eastern Canada as a large trough sets up and allows Arctic air to sweep into the region. Along with the Arctic air will likely come another outbreak of lake-effect snow.
Farther east, it will also be turning colder over Atlantic Canada, but there will also be the potential for some coastal storminess from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland.
Currently, I do not see any signs of prolonged cold in far western Canada over the next few weeks. However, the Pacific storm track should start to gradually shift a little farther south as we go through January and bring back some moisture into at least central BC.
Finally, I want to wish my readers a very, merry Christmas. I am off today and Christmas Day. Doing a lot of baking over the past few days, which is fine since I enjoy cooking. My next project is a new cinnamon roll recipe for tomorrow morning. My 5-year old daughter Camryn is very excited about tomorrow. As I write this there is a nice snow squall going on which will hopefully cover the ground for the holiday since the last storm washed all our snow cover away.
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Storm will bring blizzard conditions to parts of New Brunswick and P.E.I. by early Thursday morning.
Intense, quick-moving storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Maritimes later Thursday and Thursday night.