Following forecasters’ prognostication that we were in for a “traditional Canadian winter” with more snow than we’ve seen the last few years, it actually looks like we’re off to a rather mild start.
Here in the London region, we’ve seen plus temperatures, coupled with plenty of rain during the last week ahead of the current cold snap we’re experiencing.
Environment Canada says their models have since been adjusted.
“We do have some colder than normal temperatures in the forecast for the rest of this week and into the first part of next week, but then after that it does look like temperatures are going to bounce back and actually be a little bit milder than normal,” said meteorologist Geoff Coulson.
“At this point in time, it looks like January will finish up being around seasonal, temperature wise, like December was, or maybe a little milder than seasonal.”
As for February, Coulson says their preliminary forecast shows a similar trend with temperatures expected to be about normal, or slightly more mild.
The national weather service is forecasting a frigid weekend locally, with daytime highs expected to hit around -10 on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to reach zero by Tuesday next week.