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A Break from the early Fall-like Pattern for the Long Weekend

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Dr. Doug Gillham
Meteorologist, PhD

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:38 PM -

Our early fall-like weather pattern will continue through Thursday with high temperatures several degrees below well below what we typically see during the final days of July. 

Thursday will bring a mixture of sun and clouds with the threat for scattered showers, but overall we will see a drier day across the region as the showers should be less numerous with less potential for the torrential downpours that some places saw during Wednesday afternoon.

Friday will look similar to Thursday with a mixture of sun and clouds and the threat for a passing shower or thunderstorm, but temperatures for the first day of August will feel more like summer with highs in the mid 20s and a humidex in the lower 30s across southern Ontario.

The persistent weather pattern will continue into the weekend. The good news is that we will see a lot of sunshine on both Saturday and Sunday, but the threat will continue for passing showers or thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings. So, while you shouldn’t need to cancel your weekend plans due to the threat for rain, be prepared for a couple of interruptions from the pleasant weather.

Monday should be the driest day of the long weekend with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Late in the day a front will approach southern Ontario with the potential for showers and thunderstorms well north of the GTA, but at this point it looks like that threat will not reach the GTA until Monday night.

After the front crosses southern Ontario Monday night or Tuesday morning, we will see below seasonal temperatures for most of next week. However, we do not expect a return to the fall-like conditions like we have seen this week as high temperatures should still reach the mid-20s on most days.

Towards the end of next week it looks like we will see a return to unsettled weather for a day or two and early signs are that the temperatures will be a few degrees cooler for the following weekend. 

The overall pattern for the month of August looks to be rather similar to what we have seen during July. Summer certainly is not over as we will still see periods of warm weather, but overall we expect that temperatures during the month will average out a degree or two cooler than what we typically see during August.

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