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Temperatures soar across southern Ontario Thursday, another cool down and shot of snow possible next week

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:15 AM -

Signs of spring in much of Ontario have been scarce or even non-existent in some places.


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After a relentless winter that brought record snowfall and cold temperatures, parts of the region may finally see a light at the end of the tunnel on Thursday.

"Thursday may possibly be the warmest day of the year so far in southern Ontario with temperatures expected to range in the mid to high teens," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

According to Vaswani, a cold front sliding through will bring rain showers mid to late day just in time for the evening commute.

"Significant rainfall amounts are not expected with 5-10 mm possible for most," Vaswani adds. "A rumble of thunder in southwestern Ontario would also not be out of the question."

In addition to the warmer conditions, many places can expect wind gusts up to 80 km/h with locally higher gusts along the lake shores.

"Friday will be much calmer, drier with seasonal temperatures and a mix of sun and cloud," Vaswani says.

ANOTHER BLAST OF SNOW?

Enjoy the spring-like weather while you can as winter attempts to make a comeback early next week.

"A developing system in the Prairies will bring rain to Ontario on Sunday along with rain on Monday," Vaswani says. "Temperatures will fall through the day Monday and the rain will likely change to snow late Monday and possibly continue on Tuesday. This system could also bring accumulating snow and blowing snow to Manitoba Friday night into Saturday, so stay tuned for the forecast details."

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