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Sunny and seasonal: Hope for spring really does exist in Ontario later this weekend

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:27 AM -

After more record breaking low temperatures and snow flurries this week, double digit daytime highs are forecast in southern Ontario on Friday.

"We're looking at a high of 10°C for Toronto on Friday," says Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter, noting that 7°C is seasonal for this time of year.

The warm-up comes with a bit of a price however, with wet weather expected on Friday and Saturday.


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"The bulk of the rain moved through the Greater Toronto Area through the overnight with some scattered showers persisting through the morning and afternoon hours," Grinter says. "The heaviest rain will fall north of the GTA."

Environment Canada also issued a freezing rain warning for parts of eastern Ontario, including the city of Ottawa early Friday.

"Periods of freezing rain and snow associated with a low pressure system tracking towards Georgian Bay will continue until mid to late morning over the Ottawa River Valley and extreme eastern Ontario," said EC in the statement.

The slick conditions prompted some school bus cancellations across the region Friday morning, but the freezing rain threat will gradually diminish as temperatures climb throughout the day.

"There's also a chance for some light flurries through Toronto and south Saturday afternoon," Grinter adds. "Models are currently not agreeing, however most do agree to light flurries, but no accumulation."

Sunday and Monday are the best days for seeing seasonal temperatures and spring weather, Grinter says.

"On those days, we're expecting seasonal temperatures, clear skies and calm conditions."

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