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Thaw to make for a soggy New Year’s

Planning a romantic New Year’s Eve cuddled by a flickering fire? Better opt for the DVD version.

Planning a romantic New Year’s Eve cuddled by a flickering fire? Better opt for the DVD version.

The forecast for tomorrow night is a rather May-like 9 C.

“Fine,” you say, “we’ll embrace the warmth outside, hand-in-hand, as fireworks kiss the moonlit sky.”

Adorable. But it’s going to rain, so good luck with that.

Don’t blame us. If you’re looking for the messenger, his name is Dave Phillips.

“It’s going to be raining and it’s going to be wet,” said the Environment Canada climatologist, likening Toronto’s weather to a yo-yo.

On New Year’s Day, the high will be 8 C, which is about 10 degrees above average for this time of year.

“It could be that Toronto will be the warmest place in Canada this New Year’s,” Phillips said. However, the city’s record high for a New Year’s Day — 9.2 C in 2007— is likely to remain unchallenged.

And don’t get too comfortable. On Sunday, the temperature will drop back down to a high of -4 C.

A flash freeze will replace the slush, setting a slippery precedent for the unpredictable wintry days that lie ahead.

 
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