The week ahead is pretty well what we can expect for mid-April. The normal daytime highs for this time of year are near +8°C with overnight lows just falling below freezing. Rain typically falls two out of every five days in April, and that also seems about right for the week ahead.
The Sault region will benefit from high pressure over the Great Lakes early this week with sunshine and seasonal temperatures. As we head towards the middle of the week, we see increasing clouds that will be followed by rain to close out the shortened work week and head into Easter.
Skies become mostly sunny on Monday as temperatures climb to near +6°C. A persistent northerly breeze will become westerly in the afternoon and then weaken in the evening. Overnight lows will fall just a degree or two below freezing.
Tuesday will bring a mix of sun and cloud. Most of the sun should arrive in the afternoon as daytime highs climb to near +8°C. Overnight lows fall back below freezing overnight for the last time this week.
We may see some morning sun on Wednesday, but clouds build through the day, and then widespread rain arrives in the evening as the leading edge of a large storm system. Temperatures during the day could reach +10°C.
The rain continues into Thursday as the center of the large system moves across the Great Lakes region. Daytime highs will be near +8°C along with a damp easterly wind.
Friday's forecast is a little uncertain and depends on how fast the storm system moves out of the province. Right now it appears that lingering showers may remain in place, but there is a lesser chance that skies will clear if the storm moves out quicker than expected. Temperatures remain near +8°C.