Since the U.S. National Parks are now closed for the time being, I would like to recommend some of the beautiful National Parks in Canada such as Banff, Waterton Lakes and Jasper, which my family and I have been fortunate to visit in the past.
--A strengthening storm will track toward Lake Superior by Saturday, and there may be just enough cold air on the northwest side of this storm for a period of heavy, wet snow over parts of northwestern Ontario on Saturday.
If the storm ends up weaker, then the chances for measurable snow will be low as the boundary layer temperatures will be above freezing.
--The combination of a slow-moving front and a moist, southerly flow bringing up some tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico could bring some needed rainfall to parts of eastern Canada early next week. Still too early to iron out the details, but certainly something to watch.
--The overall long range pattern may favor a push of unseasonably chilly air coming into the Prairies after Oct. 8 then perhaps into eastern Canada after Oct. 11. At the same time, far western Canada could turn drier and warmer.
Quick recap of what the latest weekly ECMWF long-range update shows.....
The model is indicating a possible uptick in tropical cyclone activity for the Caribbean region during the period.
Week of Oct. 7-13
--Wetter for the Northeast U.S.
--Drier pattern for BC
--Unseasonably warm for eastern and Atlantic Canada
--Drier Atlantic Canada
--Dry southern U.S. Plains
--Chilly U.S. Rockies
Week of Oct. 14-20
--Dry and warmer than normal for Atlantic Canada
--Above-normal temperatures for eastern Canada
--Seasonable for much of western and central Canada
Week of Oct. 21-27
--Wetter pattern for BC and also the Great Lakes region
--A continuation of above-normal temperatures for much of eastern and Atlantic Canada
--Very cold air builds over Alaska
--Seasonable temperatures and precipitation for the Prairies.
Several storms to talk about......
Here is our latest thinking on the clipper-type storm that will strengthen east of New England later Tuesday.
Impressive storm snowfall totals out of Atlantic Canada...
Back from sunny, warm Florida.....
Sunday night and Monday system into eastern Canada and more cold....
Here is my latest long range forecast interpretation that now goes out into the first week of the new year....