Temperatures will climb this weekend to a level we haven't seen since before all the snow arrived. With forecast highs near +5C (and maybe above), we will see the warmest weekend since mid-November.
There should be some melting of the existing snowpack during the day, but overnight lows will drop to near freezing to help slow the thaw. Rain arrives after the long weekend to help speed up the melt.
A warming trend starts Friday with temperatures climbing above freezing on a southerly breeze. Skies will be cloudy to start the day, but we may see some sunshine later in the day.
Saturday starts out cloudy with the slight risk of a shower and then clouds gradually break apart later in the day causing daytime highs to climb to near +5C. That's almost 10 degrees warmer than normal. Inland locations will be warmer than those closer to Lake Superior with an onshore westerly wind.
Sunday will bring a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures again well above the freezing mark.
Family Day will see the warm weather continue with clouds moving in later in the day.
Rain moves into the region overnight into Tuesday and continues through the day. That combined with three good previous days of melting could bring the risk of localized flooding.