If you were anywhere near where I took this webshot today you know it was a beautiful with temperatures soaring to about 70°F!
What is in store for the weekend? Glad you asked!
Though tomorrow morning ( Saturday) should offer plenty of sun and mild temperatures expect the clouds to roll in with a chance a thundershowers in the afternoon. The temperatures should still be mild at about 70°F.
By Sunday, the temperatures plummet. You’ll have a high of only 44°F and it will be cloudy with showers.
Monday brightens up somewhat with isolated showers and a more comfortable high of 71°F. Tuesday brings more isolated showers but continuing the zig-zag patterns of recent temperatures, the high on Tuesday will be 53F. Though there is no rain in the forecast for Wednesday, there will be cloudy periods and a chilly high of 51°F. Thursday will perhaps be the nicest day of the week. Expect sunny skies and a high of 57°F. The rain is back again on Friday with scattered showers and a high of 59°F.
Have a great week!
I hope you enjoy the webshots below from south/central Ontario taken today, April 24, 2009.
Kincardine Harbour Channel, Penetangore River, Lake Erie, Ontario at sunset 04.24.09
Head Lake, Haliburton Ontario, 04.24.09
Kincardine Harbour, Lake Erie
The ever-beautiful Reach Harbour in Lakefield, Ontario
Even though I resided at Maple Lake for a total of about 5 weeks last summer I still did not get a chance to sight-see at the super-neat Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
The Haliburton Highlands is a artist’s enclave with about as many different types of art
and artists as you could possibly imagine. I don’t have the big bucks needed to lug home a fraction of what I would if I could but the Art Forest is FREE!
Speaking as someone who dabbles in photography I can attest to the fact that it’s a beautiful setting to indulge in photographic pursuits.
But last summer it rained quite a bit and was sort of cold and when the weather was nice I wanted to be down at the beach or in the Lake. I cannot believe I never made it to the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. This year, rain or shine. (I really hope we have some sunny days!)
Haliburton Sculpture Forest
One of the most unique among sculpture gardens and parks! This is truly a forest trail with a broad assortment of sculptures by Canadian and International sculptors. Free guided tours are available each Tuesday morning in July and August. Located next to the Haliburton Highlands Museum and the Haliburton School of the Arts, the Sculpture Forest is available to hikers and bicyclists in the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, cross-country skiiers enjoy the serenity on a groomed trail.
As I perused the webcams of southern and central Ontario today I saw a lot of sunshine and blue skies. In certain areas the snow appears to be completely melted. It must have been a nice respite from a winter that seems to have it’s heels dug in, not yet yielding to spring.
Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - April 17
Kawagama Lake, Dorset, Ontario - April 17
Weekend Weather April 17-18
This weekend’s weather is rather a hodge-podge featuring light rain and peak temperatures of 46° F with rain turning to isolated showers by Saturday evening and temperatures dropping to 32°F.
Come Sunday expect the sun to return in full with a high temperature of 41°F and a nighttime low of 24°F.
Haliburton Highlands Long Term Weather - April 18-24
On Monday the sun returns. The forecast is mainly sunny, 46°F for a high and 26°F for the nighttime low. Tuesday brings a rain and snow mix, a high of 35°F and a low of 32°F overnight. Expect more precipitation on Wednesday. The forecast calls for a cloudy day with showers, a high of 42°F and a low of 32°F. Thursday, expect a shift to warmer weather as well as an end to the rain, variable cloudiness, a high of 55°F and an overnight low of 28°F. Friday shows some promise with a high temperture of 57°F, scattered showers and a nighttime low of 42°F. Enjoy your week!
Penetangore River channel to Lake Erie, Kincardine, Ontario - April 17, 2009
Kincardine Harbour Marina, Lake Erie, Ontario - April 17, 2009
I’m not sure if the weather is going to permit hiking or snow skiing but regardless, I hope you enjoy what the weather has to offer. At top is a scene from one of my favourite webcam spots, the Indian River in Port Carling, followed by the only shot left in the Maple Lake area that is now visible. Muscoka for reasons unfathomable to me, have placed their portable building smack in front of their webcam cutting off a view to two-thirds of the lake allowing them to move into the Ontario Webcam Hall Of Shame. I shall hunt around for a solution when I return frrom Disneyland next week. Cheers! Cyn
Grand Bendy Yacht Club, Ontario - Rainy Day -04.03.09
I suppose if you are right this minute in south central Ontario you can look out your window and see what the weather is like–much like the webcam shot above that I altered slightly to give you a full appreciation of the drabness/beauty of an overcast, rainy day.
The rain will continue throughout Friday night and into Saturday, becoming a rain-snow mix as the temperatures drop. Scattered flurries will develop by Saturday afternoon as temperatures will only reach just-above freezing (F).
Long Term Weather April 5-10, 2009
By Sunday, April 5, temperatures climb somewhat and the chance of rain is only 20% with variable cloudiness. Expect light snow on Monday, April 6, with accumulations of close to 2 inches and temperatures hovering around 32°F. Tuesday brings with it scattered flurries, a high of only 28°F, and accumulations of up to 1 inch of snow. Expect more of the same on Wednesday the 8th with scattered flurries and temperatures of about 30°F, but less than 1 inch of snow accumulation predicted. You’ll see a few flurries on Thursday and a high of 33°F. Finally, Friday brings variable cloudiness, a high of 33°F and no precipitation.