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Ontario: Chilly start to weekend before warmth, rain return

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 11:30 am - Temperature records are safe as we head into the weekend.

Ontarians were greeted with a noticeable nip in the air Saturday, but Sunday will be a little warmer story, with most cities' daytime highs scraping the 20°C mark. Overnight showers may linger somewhat into Sunday for some people, but mostly sunny and pleasant conditions will likely dominate the majority of next week, before another round of cooler weather moves in for the weekend. We take a look at how chilly it gets and take a peek ahead to Thanksgiving weekend, below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sunday warmer than Saturday, slightly above seasonal temps
  • Overnight showers may linger into Sunday for some areas, though no washout
  • Next week mostly sunny and pleasant, though chance of cold front, chilly showers into Thanksgiving weekend
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: OVERNIGHT SHOWERS LINGER INTO SATURDAY

The earliest risers will see the heaviest showers lingering from the overnight, particularly in the southwest. Though that front will have moved eastward by the late morning, and out of the province altogether by the early afternoon, a few pop-up showers can be expected here and there, though not amounting to much.

Those last spotty showers won't be a washout, but will put a slight damper on Sunday's above-seasonal temperatures, which will be at or slightly below the 20°C mark.

SUNDAY

Showers will track into southern Quebec for Sunday afternoon.

AUTUMNAL WEATHER SETTING UP FOR THANKSGIVING

Mostly sunny and pleasant conditions look to dominate much of next week before another cool down arrives as we head into the long weekend.

"We're looking at an extended period of gorgeous fall weather Tuesday to Friday of next week with abundant sunshine and near-seasonal temperatures," says Gillham.

Temperature records don't look to be in danger next week, with highs in the mid-teens and even trending a few degrees above by Thursday, though Gillham warns that trend may not hold into the long weekend.

"A strong cold front will slowly approach the Great Lakes region as we head into the Thanksgiving long weekend," says Gillham, though he cautions models model guidance has been uncertain on the timing of this system.

"If the system is slower, we will see a warm start and cooler finish to the long weekend."

WATCH BELOW: A GORGEOUS, FROSTY MORNING IN ONTARIO'S COTTAGE COUNTRY

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