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Weather : Parched August

Weather

Parched August

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

A series of energetic ripples travelling along the jet stream in central Canada are the main contribtors to our weather picture at the moment. At this distance their effect is a succession of weak frontal passages producing a few clouds but not much else. August has been anbormally dry this year with less than a third of the average precipitation falling. Saturday will start off clear early but with increased moisture in the area and gently rising air ahead of a warm front, clouds will build up during the day to leave little blue showing by evening. However, rain will hold off, with winds becoming southwesterly pushing temperatures up from Friday. Sunday is looking fine with temperatures heading back up towards 90F (32C) and onshore winds bringing a few clouds.

Today: Scattered clouds in the morning. Winds moderate at 10-15 mph (16-24 kph). Mostly cloudy by evening. High 81F (27C).

Tonight: Cloudy keeping temperatures up to about 65F (18C).