Thanksgiving weather shines

Environment Canada is forecasting highs around 21 for today, Thanksgiving Monday

Despite the crisp mornings, many locals are thankful for the recent and continuing sun-filled days – making for an enjoyable start to fall.

Autumn is in full swing and locally temperatures are near or reaching extremes both on the high and low end of the mercury.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are around 15, while lows tend to be around four degrees. But Environment Canada is forecasting highs around 21 for today, Thanksgiving Monday, and possibly even Tuesday, with lows between zero and two degrees.

“As long as you’re out at the right time of day, it’s beautiful,” said meteorologist Doug Lundquist.

But be sure to layer up against the morning chill.

“It’s sweater season in the mornings anyway,” said Lundquist.

“But the edge will come off that.”

Lows are expected to climb up to four and five degrees by mid-week as dry and sunny conditions continue.

“It’s looking like the dry weather is going to continue. There’s almost zero chance of rain,” said Lundquist, looking into the following weekend.

“October is one of the driest months of the year.”