This weekend may bring flurries to Windsor-Essex — but a big temperature jump is on its way.
Both Environment Canada and The Weather Network are forecasting that by next Thursday, thermometers could climb as high as 17 C in our region.
“Big changes ahead,” predicted The Weather Network on Friday.
However, to get to that spring-like warmth, we’ll have to endure some snow and cold. Environment Canada said the mercury in Windsor-Essex on Saturday will stay below zero, sinking to -9 C on Saturday night.
There’s also a 30 per cent chance of flurries on Saturday morning and a 60 per cent chance of more flurries on Sunday morning — to add to the snow that already fell on Friday.
According to Environment Canada, the burst of winter is the edge of a major storm system that’s currently sweeping toward the east coast — with its path just south of Ontario.
Windsor-Essex should be spared the worst of that system. But don’t let the coming spate of warm weather fool you: The Weather Network said the above-average temperatures aren’t expected to last, and likely represent a “false start to spring.”
“We will continue to be tested by the flip-flopping weather,” The Weather Network advised.
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