Here it is, the first week of August already and temperatures have begun to nose dive, is this the trend for the rest of the summer?
The short answer is, maybe.
A definite weather change for this week as cooler air settles in for most of the week before a rebound to warmer temperatures starting Thursday. The trend for the month however, sees a cooling stretch that will pretty much lasting through to the end of the month, give or take a few days that could hit the high 20’s.
It’s safe to say the hottest days of summer 2020 have come to an end.
That’s not to say we won’t see nice warm days for the remainder of the season, just the hot 30 plus temperatures have come to an end. Temperature normals for this time of year is about 24c , and that is basically where Sault Ste. Marie will be for most of this week.
High pressure will move in tonight, keeping the showers away and eventually allowing a southerly flow to return by mid-week. That warmer air could bring along some unsettled conditions into next weekend triggering non-severe thunderstorms.
By next week, mild summer days are in-store for the area, with a slight risk of scattered showers developing before another cold front cools things down by the third week of the month. From there, it’s a roller coaster of temperatures as Autumn takes hold. Above seasonal temperatures should grace us for much of the Fall colour season.
According to American and Canadian weather services, September and October are currently looking at above seasonal temperatures, lasting into November for the first half of that month. Much colder air is expected for the second half of November and right now the long range forecast is calling for above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures right into the mid of December.
That’s still long off and long range forecasts do tend to need more defining as the weeks past by. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the warmer weather while we can, it won’t be long before we will trade sandals for winter boots and t-shirts for winter coats.
Should be noted that the long range prediction issued in early Spring for June, July reported hotter than usual and drier than usual and that’s exactly what happened.