Brace yourself: Toronto is going from 'shorts to jackets' in 24 hours

Chilly weather is heading to Toronto

Oh Canada, you knew this was coming.

Southwestern Ontario has been experiencing unusually warm weather, but that’s about to change, according to Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.

Both Toronto and Montreal reached record highs from 26 to 29 C this week, but there’s a downside to the extreme warmth.

“It’s almost like we’re still lingering in summer and it’s just making our fall that much shorter because you know what’s coming after this. You know, you fear you’re going to jump right into winter,”  Anderson says.

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And you better bring out the cold-weather gear soon.

“The heat has peaked,” explained Anderson. “This is it. This is the end of the real summertime warm, humid weather that we’ve been dealing with….”

-Brett Anderson, Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather

“Be prepared – you’re going to go from shorts to jackets in a matter of about 24 hours,” Anderson warned. “Big change coming up!”

Toronto temperatures to plummet

“On Friday, it will be much different. We’re only expecting a high of about 11 C (in Toronto), and Saturday, the same thing – about 11 for a high. There will be some showers coming through starting Friday night. Temperatures should warm up a little bit to about 14 on Sunday.”

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As for snow?

“I think there’s opportunity around the 17th – we’re going to have a resurgence of chillier air coming in and that may be cold enough to produce snow showers over parts of southwestern Ontario, especially inland from the lakes,” said Anderson.

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