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Tuesday, December 31st 2019, 11:30 am - Canada will be fairly mild and above seasonal at times as we enter into 2020

The first couple of days of January are expected to be above seasonal for most of the country. Mild Pacific air will dominate the pattern while arctic air will be bottled up across extreme northwestern Canada and Alaska. However, colder temperatures will make a return next week.

NewYearsWest

The system tracking across Ontario and Quebec will depart the region on Wednesday, with lake-effect snow easing by the afternoon.

NewYearsEast

As we start 2020, most of Canada will be quite mild for the time of year. A wet pattern emerges for the B.C. coast and a mild push with rain moves into southern Ontario Friday.

GTA TRAVEL FORECAST:

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS

In the GTA, the biggest outdoor festivities will take place at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto or Celebration Square in Mississauga. However, the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Brampton’s Garden Square features plenty of kid-friendly events like a children's dance party.

In Alberta, Edmonton is getting ready to ring in the new year with festivities on Dec. 31 at the Alberta legislature.

In Vancouver, B.C., events are being moved from Coal Harbour to Concord Pacific Place and east False Creek. To accommodate the change, the community celebration, including the fireworks display, is taking a one-year hiatus. Even though the main celebration won't be happening this year, there will be pop-up community celebrations around the city on Dec. 31.

WATCH BELOW: ARCTIC AIR WILL PLUNGE SOUTH IN JANUARY

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