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Ontario: Conditions to gradually improve as sunshine, brief warmth will return

Thursday, April 30th 2020, 7:30 pm - Some welcome drying-out begins Friday, followed by some true spring-like warmth for the weekend.

Thursday's showers will linger somewhat into Friday morning, and into the afternoon for eastern areas, but Friday as a whole looks a lot drier, a lead-in to a warm weekend. However, that warmth will be marred somewhat by the chance of some scattered showers, and though some cities may hit or exceed 20°C Sunday, a quick return to below-seasonal temperatures is in store for next week. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Last showers end in the morning for most, in the afternoon for eastern areas
  • Warm and sunny for much of the weekend
  • Return to below seasonal temperatures next week
  • Keep on top of active weather ALERTS in your area.

FRIDAY: SHOWERS END, WARMTH REBUILDS

There'll be little in the way of showers left for southern Ontario Friday, with some patchy remnants, if any, clearing out quickly in the morning for the GTA and southwest, though lingering somewhat into the afternoon for the most eastern parts of the province.

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Much of the rest of the day will feature clearing, with temperatures beginning their rise into the weekend.

WEEKEND: A QUICK SHOT OF WARMER TEMPERATURES BEFORE COLDER PATTERN LOCKS IN

Beyond this deluge will be a well-timed weekend warmup that looks to feature the highest temperatures of the spring so far, with some places having a fair shot at daytime highs at or near 20°C Sunday.

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It won't be completely dry, however, as there's a chance of a spotty shower here and there Saturday night, though nothing significant looks likely.

This weekend warmth won't last into the new workweek, however, and a widespread colder pattern will endure through the first week of May, and continue through Mother’s Day at least.

"Most of next week will be dry, but showers [are expected] for eastern Ontario and southern Quebec on Monday. Additional showers possible for the region mid/late week, but no major storms expected at this time," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor this system.

WATCH BELOW: THE UNUSUALLY COLD SPRING TEMPERATURES COULD CONTINUE INTO MAY

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