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Spring is in the air this weekend

Get out the suntan lotion and find that swimsuit.

Okay, swimming gear is pushing it a little bit.

The Environment Canada forecast for Halifax is calling for sensational spring weather this weekend, with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low 20s by Sunday.

A slow-moving southerly warm front from the United States is the reason for all this upcoming summer-like weather. In fact, starting Friday afternoon, the forecast calls for sunny skies right through Monday, with temperatures rising each day to eventually over 10 degrees above normal.

“It’s slightly unusual, but it’s not something really rare either,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Sylvain Pelletier of this late-April warm weather. “It does from time-to-time have these types of occurrences.”

Friday’s high is only supposed to reach 11 degrees, but that is forecast to jump to 18 degrees for Saturday, 21 degrees for Sunday and 23 degrees for back-to-work Monday.

The normal temperature for this time of year is about 11 degrees. Environment Canada said the record temperature for April 25 (Sunday) is 25 degrees. For Monday the 26th, the record is 27.8 degrees. Both records are based out of Shearwater.

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