Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer
October 7, 2010 — Get out your sunglasses! So far, the Thanksgiving Day long weekend is looking dry, sunny and mild in southern Ontario.
After a week of grey, dreary and rainy conditions, the forecast is looking much brighter in southern Ontario - just in time for the weekend, too!
“We're looking at a few days of sunshine and above-seasonal temperatures,” says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “At times, the city of Toronto will be flirting with the 20°C mark.”
There is the potential for isolated showers on Monday, but there were also be peeks of sun.
“Thanksgiving Day itself won't be a write-off by any means,” says Cheng. “It just won't be as dry as the rest of the weekend.”
The dry weather will be a nice change for the region. For days, an upper level low was spinning in the United States, bringing on and off rain north of the border.
“It wasn't moving anywhere fast because an area of high pressure to the north was blocking it,” explains Michelle Cassar, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “That's why this system has been a story for us over the last couple of days.”
On Tuesday, some impressive amounts of rain fell in the Greater Toronto Area. 20.8 mm of rain was recorded at Buttonville Airport near Markham, 21.4 mm fell in Oshawa, and 14.6 mm was reported in Hamilton.
Another round of showers is expected in the Ottawa area on Friday, but southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto area look clear.
We hit the streets of the GTA to find out how people are enjoying the fall season so far. “It's kind of bittersweet, isn't it?” said one woman.
“It's wonderful being Canadian to enjoy the changing of the seasons, but on the other hand it means closing the cottage for another year, and another season gone!”
“I don't mind it,” said another male resident. “It's fall! I just don't like so much rain. But it's better than the snow!”
If you're planning on travelling across the province this upcoming weekend, make sure you check out the fall foliage. Colours have peaked in many parts of Ontario.
You can find your weather details in your area for this upcoming weekend by clicking our Thanksgiving Day Forecast.