Canada's forecast: Ontario, Quebec 'completely stuck in cold', while the west warms up

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Although Western Canada started seeing snow over a month ago, it looks like Jack Frost is officially moving east to Ontario and Quebec.

According to Alan Reppert, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, the two provinces are expected to see some snowfall Friday night, heading into Saturday.

“Slightly warming temperatures looking to move in for Friday ahead of another storm that will move through Friday night to Saturday,” Reppert said. “That will bring some colder weather back into the area and in fact, we should see some snow, even some lake effect snow with that.”

Now there’s no need for any severe panic, it looks like the snow won’t be sticking around once it starts to fall in the most populous areas of the provinces.

“Temperatures are going to be pretty marginal for snow so a lot of this is just going to be around Friday night to Saturday,” Reppert added. “With the sun coming up, that should help to melt a lot of the snow also.”


Reppert did also mention the far northern region of Quebec could see some accumulating snow throughout the same period of time.

If you’re not a fan of the snow, Western Canada is where you want to be. On October 17, Edmonton broke a 115-year-old record, hitting 24.7 C. Although it’s unclear if anymore record breaking temperatures are in sight, the region is expected to see wee a lot of warmth.

“There may be a bit of cool down here for Friday into the weekend for Edmonton, even into the Saskatchewan area, but really temperatures look to still be above normal for most of that region in Canada,” Reppert said.

According to Brett Anderson, also a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, a warm blob is present across the northeast Pacific, which could mean more warming across Alaska and B.C. throughout the winter, if it continues. Anderson predicts that the West Coast will remain drier and more mild than normal as we head into November, while Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will be chilly and cold by the time we hit mid-November.