Will Old Man Winter be arriving soon?
Can we expect warm weather until Halloween?
The answers to those questions and more are being predicted in The Weather Network’s annual fall forecast, which predicts weather in September, October and November.
In addition, they are releasing a Winter Preview to give Canadians a glimpse of what’s to come.
Overall, the Fall Forecast shows near to above seasonal temperatures will dominate the upcoming season across much of Canada. Late summer weather is expected to linger into autumn for areas stretching from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada, although temperature swings typical of the season will still occur.
Meanwhile, the Prairies are set to experience seesawing temperatures which will average close to normal for most places.
British Columbia and the Yukon are expected to see above normal temperatures this fall, with above normal precipitation for much of the West Coast.
“Fall will start off with a lingering touch of summer for many Canadians. However, fall is the season where we see the most dramatic temperature changes from month to month as we transition towards winter,” says Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network.
“We are expecting a stormier weather pattern to develop as we progress through the season, which could mean an early taste of winter for many regions.”
In Alberta, expect above normal temperatures for western portions of the province, near normal elsewhere.
The Weather Network’s Winter Forecast will be released in late November.