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Southern Ontario to get warm and rainy for the weekend

Showers are expected on Friday and Saturday
Showers are expected on Friday and Saturday

Beverley Ann D'Cruz, staff writer

December 29, 2010 — The New Year will be ushered in on a mild but wet note in the region.

The warm weather could mean melting snow
The warm weather could mean melting snow

It maybe winter, but it will be feeling less like the season this weekend. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will both veer towards the warmer side in southern Ontario.

“As the Colorado low pushes north east into north western Ontario, a warm push of air will be sliding towards southern Ontario with light to moderate rain showers and temperatures between 5°C to 8°C for day time highs,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network.

For residents in snow dumped areas like London, the climb in temperatures will lead to some of the snow melting. That means water could drip through ceilings and possibly even result in flooded basements. Hence, home owners are being urged to clear snow off their roof tops and around the home, particularly near basement windows to avoid any problems.

And don't get too used to the warm up either. The event will be short lived. “Temperatures remain steady through Saturday morning,” explains Dillon. “As the cold front approaches, the winds shift to the west, with rain showers switching to snow showers on Saturday night with colder temperatures.” And that means Sunday will get chilly as it drops down again to a below seasonal -3°C.

To stay up-to-date on the weather in your area, head to our Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV for details on the national forecast.

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