It may not be just the turkeys that are roasting this Thanksgiving weekend in southern Ontario.
Temperatures are on the rise. By Saturday, the city of Toronto could be seeing daytime highs in the mid twenties. There will also be plenty of sunshine to boot.
“We have high pressure dominating, and this will continue for about a week,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Each day is going to be slightly warmer than the next leading into the long weekend.”
Normally at this time of year, Toronto would be hitting a daytime high around 19°C. While temperatures will be warmer than that at times this week, Dillon says the nights will still be cool.
“Even though it will be mild in the day, all the warm temperatures will escape and it will be cool overnight,” he says.
This won't be the first balmy Thanksgiving weekend the province has seen in recent years. On October 8, 2007, people were basking in temperatures that were well above seasonal, prompting some to head to the beach. Toronto reached a high of 31.6°C, making it the city's warmest October day on record. Daytime high records were also set in places like Windsor, Sarnia and Hamilton. It was a different story in Ottawa though, where the temperature on climbed to 14°C that same day.
If you're going to be in Ontario this weekend, it may be a great opportunity to check out the fall foliage.
For a closer look at The Weather Network's forecast, be sure to check the Ontario Cities Index.