Monday, August 22, 2016

Autumn-like start to the week

Another spectacular warm and humid morning sky on L'Ile Perrot this past Friday, August 19. Summer will take a brief break today before returning Tuesday.
A wet and windy cold front on Sunday afternoon ushered in a brief taste of fall for southern Quebec. This morning temperatures are as cool as they have been at any time this month. It was 14C (56F) at 7am on L'Ile Perrot. The front also added to our quickly-recovering summer rainfall totals, with another 15 to 25mm falling on Sunday, 21.6mm here on L'Ile Perrot. That actually lifts us to close to normal precipitation since June 1st, with over 125mm (5 inches) falling in just the last week.

Today will be partly cloudy and fall-like, with a high temperature near 20C (68F) and very comfortable humidity levels. Clear skies tonight will allow for cool lows between 10C and 14C (50 to 55F) in southern Quebec. On Tuesday, warm southwest winds will return, along with high temperatures rising rapidly to 27C (81F). The balance of the week will see a return to warm and humid weather, with highs approaching 30C (86F) once again. The warm weather will last through Friday, before another cold front arrives with showers and thunderstorms. At this time next weekend looks sunny, warm and dry.

No comments: