AccuWeather.com predicts below-normal temperatures in the fall for the Prairies, although Brandon and area should be spared the worst of it.
A broad seasonal forecast issued by AccuWeather.com is calling for an early start to fall in the region.
AccuWeather.com predicts above-normal levels of precipitation in the fall for the Prairies, although Brandon and area should be spared the worst of it. (ACCUWEATHER.COM)
The forecast says that autumn could start early for the entire Prairies, with an earlier-than-normal freeze all the way from Alberta to Manitoba.
However, in the areas between Regina and Winnipeg, it's likely to be relieved somewhat through September, as invasions of chilly air get replaced by brief, but significant warmups.
Precipitation should be about normal in southern Manitoba, but cooler, rainier, snowier weather is expected further north, in the Parkland and Interlake regions.
Elsewhere in Canada, AccuWeather.com reports unseasonably warm and drier weather will dominate across northeastern Canada, including much of Atlantic Canada, this coming fall, as a persistent area of high pressure prevails across the region.
The fall, as a whole, will be mild along the St. Lawrence Valley as the region remains under the influence of the high pressure ridge to the northeast. Montreal and Quebec City can expect plenty of warm days for the month of September, while October will bring drier weather with chilly nights.
Southern Ontario should expect more rain than usual for September and October, as moist air is funnelled northward from the Gulf of Mexico from time to time.
After a wet summer, the Greater Toronto area should continue to receive more rain than usual, especially from late September into October followed by a colder, drier pattern for November.
The ski and snowboard season across the Canadian Rockies should start on or ahead of schedule as colder, snowy weather gets established from October through November.
After an unusually hot and dry summer, much of British Columbia can expect more seasonable conditions this fall as the rainy season returns on schedule.
The period from late September through October actually could end up slightly wetter than normal in the Vancouver area as the Pacific storm track gets directed toward southern British Columbia.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 22, 2013