The stretch of sunny and warm weather, after what David Phillips calls a 'bummer of a summer', is mother nature paying us back.
Environment Canada Senior Climatologist says many people in Ontario probably feel that after such a poor summer they are owed this kind of weather. Phillips calls the summer challenging and disappointing. However, long range models suggest a dryer and warmer than normal fall. Phillips says don't bank on mid-summer heat, but it will be pleasant.
He says trees appreciated the rainy summer, and Phillips expects the leaves will produce a spectacular display of colour once that change takes place in a more dramatic way. Phillips says last year at this time, many leaves on the trees were brown and curled because they were parched from the hot and dry summer.
The normal high for this time of year is 20 degrees and daytime high's will be at least 7 or 8 degrees above normal through Sunday. Phillips says this is deck weather, patio weather and no time to put away the outdoor furniture or remove the boat from the water.