Fairly active weather pattern as we head into the weekend..........
A soaking rain for parts of eastern Canada Friday and Friday night.
A wave of low pressure will track northeast along a frontal boundary, spreading a swath of steady rain from southern Ontario to Quebec Friday and Friday night. A general 15-25 mm of rain is likely.
By the way, if you are interested, be sure to check out the Tough Mudder event this weekend at my favorite ski resort in Ontario Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
A few people in the AccuWeather office have participated in these mudder events and from what I hear it can be grueling, but overall a lot of fun.
Looks like a good weather setup for this event in that it will rain Friday (more mud!) then clear out for most of Saturday before turning brisk and chilly on Sunday.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone (Twitter @MtStLouis) is about an hour north of Toronto on the 400.
Tough Mudder will be raising money for Wounded Warriors of Canada. Over 10,000 participants are expected for the two-day event.
Record warmth out West
Strong ridge of high pressure aloft will re-build across the region Friday and Saturday leading to well above-normal temperatures and the potential for more record highs.
Strong cold front will bring back the chill for a couple days....
A strong cold front will drop southeast from central Canada over the next few days. Not much in the way of thunderstorms with this particular front as moisture will be taken out by the system just out ahead of this, but there should be a significant drop in temperatures followed by the threat for a freeze or frost. Most areas right near the larger lakes and immediate urban areas should avoid the freeze Sunday and Monday night.
Tornado threat into Tuesday from southeastern Saskatchewan to northwest Ontario.
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Severe thunderstorm threat later Thursday and a general look at the upcoming weather pattern.
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Pattern change will bring significant rainfall opportunity for Alberta Thursday night and Friday.