Pattern change will spread summertime warmth back into eastern Canada next week
Hot air will continue to build into the southern Prairies over the next couple of days as high pressure shifts to the Great Lakes. The clockwise flow around the high will help spread the heat northward into the region. Afternoon temperatures will flirt with the 35 degree C (95 degree F) mark through Saturday, especially from extreme southeast Alberta through southern Saskatchewan and into southwestern Manitoba.
The image below shows the computer model projected temperature anomalies (deg. F) for the middle of next week. Note that much of eastern Canada will average anywhere from 5-10 deg. F. (3-5 deg. C) above normal, while a cooler pattern settles over the West.
--Threat for severe thunderstorms Sunday and again Monday over northwestern Ontario. Storms could build back into parts of Manitoba as well.
--Overall, it looks like temperatures will average above normal for the most part across eastern and Atlantic Canada the last two weeks of August.
--Much cooler pattern shaping up across the Yukon and Northwest Territories over the next week or two.
It looks like next week will be the last week for our portable above-ground pool before I take it down and put it in the garage. This latest cool spell has dropped the water temp to about 21 C (70 F) which may still be warm enough for the kids, but not the parents!
Even though next week looks very warm at the Anderson household, I do not expect the pool water temperature to get beyond 25 C (77 F) since the sun is just not strong enough this time of year to get back into the comfortable range.
I normally take the pool down during the first week of September, but school also starts early this year (Aug. 27), so that is another reason to call it a season.
FYI... the AccuWeather.com fall forecast for Canada will be posted on this blog this weekend.
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Plenty of uncertainty with the weather pattern later in September.
Hot, dry conditions to prevail across BC into next week while rounds of cooler and showery weather spread from the eastern Prairies to Quebec.
Update on the weather pattern through next week.