If you have forgotten what winter is supposed to feel like, you’ll get a reminder Monday morning.
The first day back to work for many will feel like the coldest day of the year, when temperatures drop well below normal – for one day. That’s right, just one day before temperatures rebound for the rest of the week. Along with cold we should see some sun as well and lake enhanced flurries or squalls may also develop.
A chunk of arctic air will drop over the province Sunday afternoon and evening coupled with moderate winds giving us windchills of -28c Monday morning. The cold air will retreat back on Tuesday when a warm front will usher in a more southerly flow returning us back to above normal levels for the week, that’s around -1c It will downright balmy compared to Monday.
Environment Canada has not issued any windchill warning for the area, that might happen overnight Sunday. Either way, it’s going to be a cold start to a new year and a snowy one. As the warm front pushes through, expect to see periods of snow develop that could leave behind about 10cm by the end of the week.
Looking further ahead, a short thaw will develop next week as temps rise to the freezing mark or just above, but for the most part, January looks normal temperature wise and below normal for snowfall. February is looking much the same at this point.
No major week long cold snaps of -30c as we experienced the last two winters.
Normal temperatures for this period is about -5c for a high and -14c for overnight lows.