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First weekend of April: Here's what to expect in southern Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:02 PM -

Rain, drizzle, fog and wind was the weather story in southern Ontario Friday, courtesy of the same low pressure system that recently brought damaging storms to parts of the states.

Now, all eyes are on the weekend forecast -- and we have good news for you.

Temperatures will eventually rise into the double-digits, but  you'll have to get through a bit of a cold spell first.


WHEN WILL SPRING REALLY ARRIVE? Check out our official 2014 spring outlook


"Rain will taper to showers Friday evening as a cold front passes," says Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

"However, winds are forecast to strengthen after the passage of that front Friday evening, with gusts of 70-90 km/h possible along the northern shores of Lake Erie and across the Niagara Peninsula."

Showers and flurries are possible Saturday morning, tapering by the afternoon.

"Brisk north-east winds will make for a chilly day, but Sunday looks much more pleasant, with mild temperatures and sunny skies in the forecast," Ressler says.

WHAT DOES THE LONG RANGE HAVE IN STORE?

"A Texas low will take aim at Ontario and Quebec late Monday," Ressler warns.

"At this point, precip is expected to remain as rain along the Windsor-Toronto-Montreal corridor, but areas slightly north, like cottage country, have the potential to receive wet snow."

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