The skies will open up in the early hours of Saturday and bring significant rainfall to the Sault Ste. Marie region. Current projections indicate we could see the third rainfall event this season of nearly 50mm in 24 hours.
By the time it ends Sunday morning we will see Mother Nature flip the switch to usher in sunshine and unusually warm temperatures to end the long weekend.
Normal daytime highs on the Thanksgiving are usually around 13C but this weekend could bring temperatures in the low 20s for Sunday. Turkey dinner outside on the back porch just might be in the cards. Enjoy the warm weather because some years we've had flurries on this long weekend.
Mostly sunny conditions settle in Friday with temperatures in the mid to upper teens; which is several degrees above seasonal normals for early October. Winds will be light and variable.
Rain moves in overnight Friday and continues through all of Saturday. The combination of intensity and the duration of this event could bring extreme amounts of rainfall by Sunday morning.
35-50mm is likely, but some isolated locations could receive 50-100mm before it's over. Temperatures will be in the high teens with southerly winds on Saturday.
Sunshine returns on Sunday with a warm southerly wind. Daytime highs should climb into the low 20s. Thanksgiving Monday will see a mix of sun and cloud with slightly cooler temperatures in the high teens.
A brief cooling trend arrives after this long weekend, but the heat does return later next week.