It's now fall, but have you noticed the only thing changing colour around here is the grass on your lawn (from green to yellow)?
September is nearing an end, but zero fall storms have impacted Toronto, Ont., and not even a smidge of rainfall is on the horizon, for at least another week.
Why is that?
A sprawling ridge of high pressure over Hudson Bay has acted as a weather shield, keeping all rainfall south of Toronto. Hamilton and Burlington, Ont., recorded a few steady showers on Monday, but Toronto had just missed out.
Sprinklers have been working overtime since Sept. 12 when we recorded our last measurable rainfall. So, when can we expect fall showers?
The answer is...not for a while. While one ridge meanders over into Atlantic Canada through this week, another builds behind it come this weekend. Long-range models indicate we could be in for another seven to 10 days of no rainfall.
If this rings true, Toronto is on pace to break its record for the longest streak of dry weather in September, beating 2017 and the 21-day stretch in the 1960s. Not to mention, solidifying the second-driest September on record for Pearson Airport.
Until then, enjoy the sunshine and seasonably-warm temperatures.
October may have other plans. Look out for our October outlook on the first of the month.