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Weather - Flaky Outlook


Flaky Outlook

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

We have a very cold atmosphere sitting above us for this time of year, which is bringing close to record low temperatures at night and would be sufficient to support snow were precipitation in sight. The clear skies and strong sunshine however mean that temperatures can recover during the day to the near-seasonable mid 50s (about 13C). A slight moderation will continue through the early part of the week as a high pressure ridge takes hold firmly in the eastern parts of the country. Trouble looms in the outlook for Wednesday night and Thursday, with a cyclone developing, then tracking the U.S.-Canadian border eastward. Any precipitation associated with it will not likely be huge, but there is a chance Friday will even see a few wet flakes of snow as colder air moves in from behind the storm.

Today: Sunny and clear. Light winds out of the northwest. High 51F (11C).

Tonight: Clear. Low 37F (3C).

Wednesday: A clear start, but some clouds showing up toward evening. Showers spreading in from the west during the night. The edge may be taken off the afternoon temperatures by a sea breeze setting up. High 58F (14C). Low 39F (4C).

Thursday: Chance of rain. High around 50F (10C). Low around 40F (5C).