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Weekend warm-up in southern Ontario, fall-like pattern develops next week

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Dr. Doug Gillham
Meteorologist, PhD

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:04 AM - After a couple of days of cool temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday, this weekend will feature a warm-up to more seasonal temperatures.

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Saturday will be the nicest day of the weekend with lots of sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 20s. Clouds will increase during the afternoon and an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible, but most of the GTA and cottage country will not see any rain until Saturday night.

A period of rain and thunderstorms is likely across southern Ontario Saturday night into Sunday morning. The widespread rain should track east of the region by midday Sunday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible during the afternoon and evening, but we will also see some sunshine mixed in at times during Sunday afternoon.

So, the bottom line is that you shouldn't need to water your lawn this weekend, but there will still be plenty of opportunity to enjoy being outside, especially on Saturday.

However, the return to seasonal temperatures will be short-lived as next week will bring a transition to a more fall-like weather pattern. The approaching cold front will bring occasional showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday and temperatures will be well below seasonal for Tuesday through Thursday. High temperatures in the GTA will be near 20 ºC while highs in cottage country will only be in the upper teens.

Fortunately, temperatures will begin to recover for the end of the week. While we do not have any truly hot weather in the long range forecast, temperatures should be back to seasonal just in time for the next weekend.

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