Lake-effect snow machine shuts down in Ontario, beautiful fall stretch follows

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Lake-effect snow machine shuts down in Ontario, beautiful fall stretch follows
Lake-effect snow machine shuts down in Ontario, beautiful fall stretch follows

This is your 'gorgeous fall weather alert,' Ontario!

It's a weekend you'll definitely want to take advantage of for yard work or early Christmas decorations, as temperatures soar well above seasonal ahead of a much cooler pattern set to lock in for the second half of the month and into December.

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The warm up comes after the first brush with wintry weather this week, as lake-effect snow brought some decent accumulations to the snowbelts, while the Greater Toronto Area woke up to a string of frosty mornings and some of the coldest conditions of the season so far.

"But winter isn't here to stay just yet, and in fact this weekend is setting up to be a golden opportunity to get out and enjoy the autumn, or maybe just knock some outdoor items off your to-do list," says Michael Carter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

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Normal high temperatures for this part of November are in the single digits for most of the region.

By Sunday and Monday, daytime highs may hit the mid-teens. Couple that with abundant sunshine and a southerly flow, and the upcoming days will put November's notoriously stormy and gloomy reputation to shame.

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It's important to enjoy these conditions while you can, however. While some milder air may linger into next week, forecasters are looking ahead to a pattern change for late November that should leave little doubt we're on the cusp of winter.

"So in the meantime, make sure to take advantage of the upcoming stretch of fair weather, before the inevitable slide into winter begins," Carter adds.

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A more consistently cold pattern is on track to dominate late November and December.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the changing conditions in Ontario.

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