Temperatures to return to seasonal values in southern Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:43 PM -

Chilly temperatures and snow complicated the Tuesday morning commute in southern Ontario, but meteorologists are "cautiously optimistic" that this will be winter's last hurrah.

"May typically doesn't see much snow, so we're holding out hope that Tuesday's snow event will be the last of the season," says Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.

"Toronto typically gets about 4.5 cm of snow in April," he adds.

The good news is that spring-like temperatures are just around the corner.

The bad news?

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You'll have to get through Wednesday first.

"With wind chills of -10 to -15, Wednesday morning will feel more like February than April across southern Ontario," says Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

"In fact, some low temperature records may fall, including a record from 1980 of -5.6°C at Pearson. Wednesday afternoon will be warmer than Tuesday, but not by much."

Temperatures are expected to rebound on Thursday, courtesy of the southerly flow ahead of an Alberta Clipper, Ressler adds.

The real warm-up will come in time for the weekend, with seasonal values returning to the region.

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