Northeast cold snap will be short lived
Well-above-normal weather conditions to return early next week
Get ready to bundle up — temperatures are going to continue to drop throughout the northeast.
Friday’s overnight lows through the region were expected to be between -20 Celcius and -30 Celcius, without the wind chill.
Geoff Coulson, a spokesperson with Environment Canada, said the cold snap will be short-lived.
"In northeastern Ontario, throughout [Friday] and in to Saturday, the colder-than-normal conditions are expected to continue," he said.
"But we are starting to see a bit of a moderating trend in the forecast for the northeast as we get into the workweek. Next week, by Wednesday or Thursday, we'll be back again to well-above-normal conditions."
Coulson said, overall, temperatures across the province have been warmer than normal this winter, compared to previous years.
Northeast breaks weather records
Meanwhile, some areas in the northeast broke a few weather records last month.
According to Environment Canada, Sudbury saw slightly more than 98 cm of snow. The normal amount for January in the Nickel City is about 64 cm. It was the most snow the city has experienced in January since 1997.
Kapuskasing received more precipitation than usual — about 92 mm.
That area usually receives about 55 mm — officials with Environment Canada say it was the wettest January for Kapuskasing since 1997.
Overall, it was warmer in the region, compared to previous years. The average temperature in Sudbury was -9.8 Celcius. The average temperature is usually -13.6 Celcius.
And in Sault Ste. Marie last month, the average temperature was -6.4 Celcius — it's usually about -10.5 Celcius.