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The lovely spell of unseasonable warmth that graced the air over Ontario this week will come to an unfortunate end on Friday as a cold front sweeps more typical November weather back into the province.
A taste of rain will wash over Ontario on Friday, leaving behind a more November-appropriate air mass in its wake.
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Ontario’s stretch of warmth peaked on Thursday as daytime highs climbed well into the teens throughout southern portions of the province. Windsor rose to a balmy 16°C by late Thursday afternoon, a high more common of early October than the middle of November.
That’s all set to change, though, as a cold front steadily makes its way across the Great Lakes to end the week.
We’ll see a bout of rain sweep into Ontario from west to east, beginning early Friday morning and wrapping up by the late afternoon hours.
It won’t be a noteworthy rainfall by any means—just enough to be annoying without causing much of a fuss. We’ll end the day with widespread totals of 5-10 mm in the gauges across much of southern Ontario.
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Conditions will cool down in a hurry behind the front as temperatures dip back where they should be this time of year. Single-digit highs are in the forecast this weekend, so anyone heading out to enjoy the Santa parades should plan to sport extra layers.
A clipper will track across the region Saturday night into Sunday, bringing showers of rain and snow to the region. Blustery and chilly conditions behind the clipper could spark a brief round of lake-effect snow southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
Forecasters expect changeable weather next week, with mild mid-week temperatures bookended by chillier conditions at the start and finish of the week. A chance for colder temperatures and maybe even some wintry weather could arrive for the final week of the month, but milder conditions are likely to start December.
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Stay tuned for the latest forecast updates for southern Ontario.