The warm weather of January and the start of this month has finally given way to more seasonal wintertime conditions. We can expect that trend to continue this weekend and next week. With the days growing longer and as we head towards the end of this month, the weakening of this brief winter grasp is inevitable. A quick peek into the long-range forecast shows that the warmth and melting could start as soon as next weekend.
Any lingering flurries should end early Friday morning and give way to a mix of sun and cloud for the rest of Valentine’s Day. Temperatures will climb to -9°C with a southerly breeze, making it feel more like the minus teens.
Saturday will be cloudy with light snow for most of the day. Daytime highs climb to near -2°C with total snowfall accumulations of 2-5cm by the time it ends in the evening.
By Sunday, the temperature will fall back to near seasonal values of -5°C under mostly cloudy skies. Gusty northwest winds build through the day to usher in a cold front that brings colder air for the start of next week.