TORONTO – Toronto has broken a temperature record, Wednesday, with 9.2 C recorded at Pearson International Airport at around 6 a.m., beating the previous record of 9.1 C set in 2006.
The temperature is expected to climb to 14 C.
Fog and possible heavy rain is on the radar for the GTA Wednesday, too.
Senior climatologist David Phillips said this sort of mix of weather is something he has never seen.
“It really has been a remarkable 10 days,” Phillips said. “One of the longest January thaws to some of the coldest temperatures in two years to now record temperatures with possibly a thunderstorm.”
“It’s almost as if every weather type in the meteorologists’ lexicon is playing out.”
But winter will return, Phillips said.
“We’re going to be shovelling, plowing and wishing we’re somewhere else because February and clearly, march, is not going to be like last march where it was more like summer than even spring.”
Many Torontonians 680News spoke to said they welcome the spring-like weather.
“It’s nice walking to work when you’re not freezing,” one man said.
“The rain reminds of spring, so it’s kind of wishful thinking,” another man said.
One woman said she prefers the snow to the rain.
The GTA is expecting snow this weekend.
“We’ll be back into something that is more normal for this time of year,” Phillips said.