Thursday, January 14, 2010

Freezing Drizzle

The mild southwest flow that has begun to move into our region is encountering cold air at the surface in the St. Lawrence Valley. Cold air is very stubborn and heavy to move out. As a result some freezing drizzle can be expected today into this evening across Montreal and eastern Ontario. While it won't amount to much, all it takes is a couple of millimetres to make roads slick. Otherwise look for much milder temperatures into this weekend with daytime highs close to 0C.
I am watching a developing storm over the Gulf of Mexico that is forecast to move to Cape Hatteras by Sunday. Models disagree after that with once scenario taking it out to sea well south of New England while the other has it coming close to Cape Cod. The system will have to be watched for track and development but at this time we expect just flurries on Sunday.

Please keep the people of Haiti and the responding relief and rescue workers in your thoughts and prayers. Use the link on the upper left to make a much needed donation to the Red Cross or any other major relief agency.

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