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Southern Ontario sees a brief break from fall weather


Many communities saw highs in the mid-to-low twenties on Thursday
Many communities saw highs in the mid-to-low twenties on Thursday

Staff writers

October 25, 2012 — Southern Ontario saw a short break from seasonal weather on Thursday, with temperatures in the low-to-mid twenties.

The warm temperatures are courtesy of the same system that brought snow to the Prairies
The warm temperatures are courtesy of the same system that brought snow to the Prairies

It's typically 11C in the Toronto this time of year -- but on Thursday, daily highs were in the mid-to-low twenties.

The day started off with thick fog for a few communities in southern Ontario, but it cleared out by early this afternoon.

Many locations saw record-breaking temperatures -- like Collingwood, which reached a daily high of 24.5C, and Markham, which peaked at 22.3C.

While Welland didn't break a record, it did get up to 25.8C, making it the country's hotspot.

"The strong low pressure system that brought flurries to the Prairies is now sliding through northern Ontario," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

"Ahead of this, morning fog, combined with southwesterly winds, led to above-seasonal temperatures."

But according to Dillon, the warm spell will be short-lived.

"The temperature will begin to fall on Friday and continue to get colder though the weekend," he says. "Between Saturday and Hallowe'en, which is on Wednesday, the daily highs should be below 10C."

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