For the third consecutive year, November comes in with a colder than normal average temperatures and an early start to winter for the Sault region. The 30-year normal average temperature in November is +1°C, but instead this year, it ended up at -2.5°C.
For the second year in a row, the amount of snow that fell in November was more than the amount of rain that was measured, which again is unusual for what happens typically in November. The warm trend at the end of the month did allow for most of the snow to melt. If long-range forecast models are right, then that warm trend could continue into December as temperatures for the month ahead are supposed to be slightly warmer than normal.
High-pressure moves into the region on Monday to bring lots of sunshine, calm winds and daytime highs near the freezing mark. Clear skies Monday night will allow temperatures to fall to -10°C tomorrow morning.
Clouds move in on Tuesday with about a 20 per cent chance of an isolated flurry as temperatures climb to near +2°C on a weak southerly wind.
A weak system moves in Wednesday to bring light snow, and then much colder air arrives for the end of the week. Both Thursday and Friday should be snow-free, but daytime highs will struggle to reach -5°C both days.