According to the weather data from the Sault Airport, the last time we experienced temperatures above freezing was way back on January 6. For the past 6-weeks, the temperatures were not only below freezing but broke record lows. Throw in over 140cm of snow during the cold spell, and I think it's fair to say we've earned a bit of a warmup.
This week may start out chilly, but a little snow arrives mid-week to usher in a run of above seasonal temperatures. We should even climb above freezing as we head into the weekend. The brief warmup may be short-lived as the long-range forecast suggests colder weather returns next week.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy as temperatures climb to reach -5°C. Clouds move back in Wednesday morning, and then our next chance for snow arrives in the afternoon. Temperatures climb to near -3°C with 5-10cm of new snow by the time it ends overnight.
Thursday will be cloudy with a few morning flurries with daytime highs close to the freezing mark. Gusty west winds will develop during the day.
Friday will bring a mix of sun and cloud and possibly temperatures that break the freezing mark. This warmer than normal weather will extend into the weekend but may be accompanied by a winter storm. More on that, in the days ahead.