Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tranquil week ahead

A cold front is well south and east of Montreal this morning, and the temperature is a chilly 13C. We may warm to 17C or so today if we see some sunny breaks. Another frontal boundary will slide across the area late this afternoon and overnight with some gusty showers. Much cooler air will spill into the valley tonight with lows all the way down to 5 to 7C. We will only recover to about 15C under mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday. The cool and partly cloudy weather will last into the weekend as a fall pattern begins to establish itself over the region. There is no warm late summer weather anywhere in sight for Montreal, southern Quebec or Ontario.

Tropical Update
In the tropics we have a a new hurricane, Julia. The storm is about 330 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, moving away at 15mph. Julia has 75mph winds and further strengthening is forecast today. Meanwhile Hurricane Igor remains powerful and dangerous, a category 4 storm. Winds have lowered slightly to 135mph but a further increase in strength is likely today. The storm is 750 miles east of the northern Leeward islands. Both Igor and Julia will avoid land for next few days, however Igor will approach Bermuda by late in the weekend, possibly as a major hurricane. It appears Julia will remain over water right into the weekend.

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