London-area braces for one final February deep freeze

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Just because the long weekend was a mild one, don’t go thinking it was a taste of things to come in next little while. London is set to go back into the deep freeze for the foreseeable future, according to Environment Canada forecasters.

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The temperature in the Forest City was expected to dip to -13 C overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, the federal weather agency indicated in its forecast on Wednesday. Thursday begins with a morning wind chill of -19 C. The daytime high is going to be just -5 C, but with the wind, it will feel like -11 C.

Environment Canada says this weekend won’t be much warmer. A high of -6 C is expected Friday, along with another round of snow. Forecasters are calling for highs of -4 C both Saturday and Sunday, with spotty snow toward the end of the weekend.

The significant drop comes after a warm, spring-like spell over the Family Day weekend and into Tuesday. On Tuesday, the officially recorded high temperature in London was 10.5 C, ]a value that even prompted fog in some areas.

A few days of melt followed by a stretch of subzero values has been the pattern since Christmas.

Next Tuesday marks the start of March. Whether the month will come in like a lion or lamb remains to be seen, but Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -3 C.

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