It has rained nearly every day in October so far and the 150mm of rain in the first 11 days speaks to that trend. Those optimistic people around me keep saying that "at least we don't have to shovel it" but flurries are in the weekend forecast. The above freezing temperatures and rain on Sunday should keep those snow shovels tucked away for a little while yet, but this weekend reminds us that winter isn't far away.
Cold air remains locked in place on Friday with temperatures near 5°C and windchills near freezing. The northwest wind will bring weak squalls into the region off of Lake Superior. Areas around the city may see mostly showers while areas north, in higher elevations such as Searchmont and Batchawana, may see a light amount of snow. The city may see a little snow this evening when temperatures fall closer to the freezing mark.
Saturday brings a mix of sun and cloud with isolated squalls still likely across the region bringing a risk of flurries in the morning and showers in the afternoon. Daytime highs will climb to near 8°C with westerly winds.
Rain moves in on Sunday with temperatures remaining a couple of degrees below 10°C and gusty west winds. The cloudy and damp weather continues into early next week with the risk of light snow.