Residents can look forward to well-above normal temperatures in the region to finish off this week, and the warm temperatures are expected to carry into next week as well.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Gerald Cheng details the upcoming forecast.

“It’s a bit of a taste of summer. Today, tomorrow and Saturday, we’re seeing some balmy weather – 10 to 12 degrees above the normal temperatures. That’s good news for people who aren’t enjoying the cold.”

Today, residents can expect a daytime high of plus 1 degrees in the Kenora area, and a high of – 1 in the Dryden and Sioux Lookout areas. Cheng says that the average daytime high in the area for this time of the year is roughly -13 degrees.

“It’s going to last well-into next week – but not quite as warm. We’ll see 7 to 8 degrees above normal temperatures, so less crazy warm but still quite nice.”

With the warm temperatures, many residents may expect a significant snowfall to come with it, however Cheng says that no major weather systems are on their way.

“We’re expecting some light snow, with a few really weak systems moving through. We’re talking about maybe 2 to 4 centimetres – nothing too crazy on the horizon.”

Weekend temperatures vary across the region, from a high of – 4 in Sioux Lookout on Saturday, to a high of – 7 with sun on Sunday in the Dryden area.

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