Thursday’s First Warning Forecast More clouds rain and a big warm
10 January, 2018, 19:03
For the first time since Christmas morning, temperatures will finally crack the freezing mark (32°) across the area today as a long awaited thaw has arrived.
The deep freeze is over as the Arctic cold air retreats back into Canada!
Friday night: Wintry Mix of Freezing rain and Snow.
A big warm-up Wednesday with a strong southerly wind pushing temperatures to near 60 for a high with partly cloudy skies. Arctic air sticks around through the weekend and we'll be below freezing from Thursday afternoon through next Tuesday.
As that high crests overhead tonight, winds will be light and skies should be clear, which will set up a seasonably cold early January night. We will have highs in the 20s Saturday with temperatures continuing to drop through the day.
Friday will be wild day with falling temperatures. Our weak area of high pressure slowly slides off the coast, allowing winds to shift from the south and southwest for the rest of the week. Mostly cloudy, windy and mild Wednesday with highs in the 50s.
Before an incoming system brings warming temperatures throughout southern Ontario into Thursday, there will be the risk of freezing drizzle and freezing rain for parts of the region. These showers will have occasionally heavy rain and will come in multiple waves throughout Friday.
Thursday and Friday are the warmest and wettest days of the week. With temperatures below freezing, there's the potential for rain to become ice on bridges and elevated areas. If this were to happen, which is unlikely but still possible, no accumulation nor travel concerns will arise.
Temperatures warm into the upper-30s and low-40s with afternoon cloud cover. This next round of cold does not look to be as brutal as the last round of cold.