Dandelions growing in NE Moncton, 13 May 2017 (Dearing)
The dandelions are out in full force as Southeast New Brunswick welcomed a beautiful, sunny day following a cold, grey and rainy week.
The normal high in Greater Moncton for mid-May is 17 C and temperatures didn’t even reach 10 C for two days in a row.
Rainfall has already reached 87 mm and the normal monthly total is 93 mm.
Forecasters are calling for 20-30 mm rain early next week thanks to another low pressure system.
Flooding in Gatineau, Quebec, 06 May 2017 (Instagram)
Days of rainy weather in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario have taken a toll on the region and Canadian soldiers have been asked to help.
High water levels have threatened hundreds of homes and at least 700 residents have been evacuated.
Ile-Bizard, west of Montreal, has been especially hard hit with sand bags helping to keep back rising water in some areas.
In New Brunswick, a low pressure system could bring 50-100 mm of rain to western areas of the province where rivers are already full of water this weekend.
Not exactly a White Christmas in Truro, NS, 25 Dec 2016 (Dearing)
While most of New Brunswick was covered in snow on 25 December, many parts of Nova Scotia including Truro had a Green Christmas Day.
While there were a couple of snow squalls during the day which produced a trace or so, it was mostly sunny with a strong, cold wind in central Nova Scotia.
As a child growing up in this area, having a White Christmas was always a toss up with some years being snowy while other years were rainy.
More white is on the way as a Colorado Low approaches from the American Midwest and Central Canada with a mixed bag of precipitation expected.