Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cooler weather ahead

We are on track for another sunny and dry day as high pressure continues to keep an arctic cold front at bay to our west. That front will slip through the region on Thursday with gusty southwest winds to 50 or 60km/h ahead of it and equally strong winds out of the west behind it. Showers will occur along the front with steady or dropping temperatures on Thursday. Highs today will be near 13C with mild overnight lows close to 10C and then very cool tomorrow no better than 9C. The weekend looks unsettled with showers and mild Saturday, showers as well Sunday but very cool, only 7C. Next week we may see a few snowflakes on Tuesday, even here in Montreal. Stay tuned.

In the tropics, forecasters are still watching that low pressure area near the Cayman Islands. Another NOAA recon flight will enter the storm this morning to investigate. The National Hurricane Center expects the system to become a depression within the next 24 hours. The storm would be named Richard.

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