Above normal temperatures expected heading into 2020

Reginans and residents in the surrounding area may get to enjoy a bit of a warmup in the forecast moving into the new year.

While we are definitely not hinting at strong plus temperatures, it’s enough of a trend that will see daytime highs get close to 0°C before we switch to 2020.

And on New Year’s Day, there’s a slight chance the mercury crawls to +1°C.

Dave Carlsen, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said conditions will be similar to what citizens have experienced during the last weekend of December 2019. He’s talking about that mixture of sun and cloud and the milder temperatures.

However, Carlsen said people who are planning to travel around New Year’s Day may see some precipitation.

“New Year’s Day is going to be a generally cloudy day, and there’s even a chance for a couple centimetres in the area while temperatures stay above normal for this time of the year,” he explained.

“It won’t be a huge snowstorm, but enough to make the highways a bit slicker.”

The first couple days following Jan. 1 are expected to present residents with milder weather compared to what we usually get at this time of the year.

But Carlsen warns people to enjoy it while it lasts since it won’t be staying for very long. He said the area may start experiencing below normal weather during the first weekend of the new year.

“There’s a pretty cold air mass up in the Yukon and Alaska, and that’s going to slide southeast towards Saskatchewan and pretty much all of the eastern prairies and northern plain states.”

He believes temperatures will start dropping by the tail end of the weekend.

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