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Weather: Cold snap

Weather

Cold snap

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

A gradual easing of the bitterly cold temperatures of late can be expected over the next few days as the polar air, which dug deep into the middle of the country, migrates eastwards. However, towards the end of the week a developing system out of central Canada promises a combination of snow and rain.

Today, the skies will clear early, giving a daytime high in the mid-20s (about -4C). A gradual shift to southerly winds tomorrow will be reflected in temperatures which will nudge above freezing. Clouds increasing tomorrow night, however, herald the approach of a cyclone which at this stage looks set to produce light to moderate snow (maybe an inch or so) on Thursday then switching over to rain by Thursday night.

Today: Cold. Clearing early, then sunny. High 24F (-4C). Winds light to moderate from the west.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 16F (-9C).

Tomorrow: Warmer. Clouding up by night. High 33F (0C). Snow possibly starting during the night. Low 27F (-3C).

Thursday: Precipitation -- most likely starting off as snow and switching to rain later. High 38F (3C). Low 32F (0C).