The Weather Network is out with its summer forecast and it looks like things will be a different from last summer. Here’s what we can expect for Ontario and Quebec:
A seasonably warm and occasionally stormy summer is forecast in southern Ontario and southern Quebec. Temperatures will be near normal across the region except for areas around Hudson Bay which should be cooler than normal. This region is expected to see more hot weather than last year, especially during the first half of summer. However, a changeable summer is anticipated with periods of cooler weather expected, especially during the second half of the summer. In addition, we will be watching the potential for an earlier arrival of cooler weather as we head into the fall season with the threat for an earlier than normal ending to the growing season.
While we are forecasting above normal rain totals across southern Ontario and southern Quebec, we do not expect more rainy days than normal during the summer. The changeable pattern and the availability of abundant Gulf moisture increases the threat for thunderstorms that bring substantial rain totals at times, but such storms also result in wide ranges in totals across a given region. (Story and image credit: The Weather Network)