Stop what you’re doing and enjoy Wednesday’s spring-like weather while you can, as two rounds of unsettled conditions are heading to the region, putting an end to the sunny skies.
According to The Weather Network, Wednesday will be the best day of the week weather-wise, with sunshine and mild temperatures on the forecast.
“Sunny weather will continue for one more day on Wednesday and temperatures will be noticeably warmer as high temperatures climb a few degrees above seasonal across most of the region,” says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
However, the first system will pass through the region on Wednesday, which will be “the driving force to close out the week in the south as warm winds from the southwest push highs into the low double-digits for the southwest on Thursday.”
“Thursday will be mostly cloudy and mild with a period of showers but the day will not be a washout – large parts of the day will rain-free,” Gillham says.
Sunshine will return to the region from north to south on Friday, although some lingering clouds are expected towards Lake Erie and Niagara.
The temperature roller coaster continues this weekend, with the next system set to reach the region on Saturday.
“On Saturday, southern Ontario will be the dividing line between very warm weather to the south and colder weather just to our north. A soggy system will track along this boundary,” says Gillham.
Gillham says the system will make a more “southerly track” which would keep the warm weather further south, which would “increase the threat for substantial amounts of snow for parts of our region.”
“A widespread soaking rain will develop during Friday night, but the rain will change to wet snow across northern parts of the Golden Horseshoe, especially north of the 401/407 and above the escarpment,” Gillham says.
Periods of rain will continue most of Saturday, which will be accompanied by brisk northeastern winds and cooling temperatures, bringing wet snow to the region again.
Sunday will be no better, as blustery and cool temperatures are expected across most of the region.
As we head into the first week of April, colder than season conditions are expected, with some milder temperatures forecasted for the middle and end of next week.
“We are cautiously optimistic that April 4-10 will feature temperatures that are more consistently near or above seasonal,” Gillham adds.