I have more exciting news for some additions to the Snowlover blog group!

First I would like to welcome Corey to the team.  Corey is an Operational Meteorologist who recently graduated from Mississippi State University.  Corey has the skills for what it takes to be a meteorologist and will be joining the group as our expert on Weather Facts and Education, along with some forecasting for the Southern Ontario region in between his busy schedule as he searches for a position in the field.  He is certainly an exciting addition.

Another excellent addition to the team is Kai.  Kai is about to graduate from McGill in the field of Atmosphere and Oceanic Science on his way to meteorology.  Like Corey, Kai is another highly skilled weather expert.  He will be working on forecasting for Southern Ontario and hopefully providing his thoughts on seasonal forecasts and maybe some world weather events in between his studies.

Watch for some informative posts from these two new team members on the page.  If you sign up as a follower (right hand side of the page about half way down), you will receive email notifications of any new posts from the team.  I hope to make about one or two more additions to give us a well rounded group that can cover all things weather related.

In terms of the weather, I am sure everyone is excited to see some summer like warmth tomorrow with many areas in the mid 30s with the humidity!  Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s time to open the pool and put all your coats away.  This summer tease wont last long.  Like I’ve been mentioning from cooler conditions are coming, as we’ve seen in the Euro model weeklies.

For tomorrow, sections of southern Ontario should keep an eye out for some thunderstorms as a low pressure system moves through the region in the afternoon. The incoming low pressure is responsible for all this warmth by drawing in Gulf of Mexico heat and humidity could also trigger some storms with the favourable atmospheric conditions.  Below is map I did up for the Ontario Storm Tracker Facebook page of areas that could be effected:thunderstorm post 1

My thoughts today looking at the models is that these storms will mostly stay on the non-severe side, if they develop, but be on the look out north of the GTA for some severe storms.

Once the low pressure system from Colorado moves through Thursday night, temperatures will slowly return to normal, in fact slightly below normal by Saturday/Sunday.  Here is a look at the moisture rich system moving through Sunday into Monday that could also trigger a few thunderstorms (with more snow for Northern Ontario):gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_23

After that, the first 15 days of May looks chilly, like I’ve been saying for a while.  As our normal temperatures climb to around 15c now, I see many days in the 11c to 14c range.  Here is the model look over those couple days showing the colder air:gefs_t2ma_5d_noram_41I think Central and Northern Ontario still have the potential to see some snow fly during this time.  So far my outlook for warmer conditions this spring are looking delayed.  I still don’t see any solid signs of the flip to prolonged warmth.