Summer vs. Fall: A tale of two seasons across parts of the country
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 12:34 PM -
Summer versus fall. The battle of the seasons continues across parts of the country.
"A passing cold front is bringing the first taste of fall to parts of Ontario and Quebec on Thursday," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Temperatures will begin falling through the overnight hours, with daytime highs only reaching the mid to high teens on Thursday."
In places like Toronto and Montreal, the average temperature for this time of year is around 22°C.
Winds from the north and northwest will also intensify the cooler conditions.
That prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for much of Quebec, with the potential for very light flurries in the James Bay region Wednesday night.
"Temperatures will however, begin to rebound nicely on Friday with quite a mild Saturday in store," adds Vaswani.
Meanwhile, summer continues to win its battle, with heat and humidity being felt across the Prairies.
Both Edmonton and Lethbridge hit nearly 26°C on Tuesday, while Val Marie, Saskatchewan was a scorching 34°C.
"The normal daytime high for communities including Edmonton and Calgary for example is 19°C. So some of these places are almost 10 degrees above normal for this time of year," says Vaswani.
Wondering what the fall season will bring to your area this year? Be sure to check the 2013 Fall Outlook.