Simcoe County weather turns springlike for late April

The frigid daytime highs that Mother Nature has provided for the past few days in Simcoe County are on the way out, with more spring weather on the horizon to end April.

Residents woke up to -3C on Thursday morning, with some having to defrost car windows before leaving.

Daytime highs on Thursday will hit 7C under sunny skies before nighttime lows drop to -4C.

However, the weather is starting to warm up as we head into the weekend, with highs reaching 12C on Friday and 16C on Saturday, and nothing but sunshine.

Sunday will see a mix of sun and cloud, but temperatures will remain in the teens, reaching 15C.

There is a chance of showers for early next week. Environment Canada predicts a 60% chance for Monday throughout the day and night.


Meanwhile, the US-based Farmers’ Almanac predicts a “seasonally warm” summer in central Ontario, with high temperatures of 30-35C.

The Almanac reports scorching temperatures from mid-to-late July before an “abnormally cool wave of air” passes through in September.

He is forecasting mostly wet weather by mid-August.

the Farmers Almanac is a publication that has used the same formula for over 200 years to predict annual weather conditions.

His website says readers find he has an 85% accuracy rate.