Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Windsor, Leamington, and Essex County, warning of mild, rainy weather.
Winter has officially arrived, but mother nature isn't paying attention to the calendar. Milder weather will settle into the region over the next few days. The exception will be Eastern Ontario today where seasonal temperatures will persist.
Some rain is expected on Tuesday as a developing low pressure system over the American Midwest tracks towards the Great Lakes. Some freezing rain is expected Tuesday morning in Eastern Ontario before the milder conditions arrive there later in the day. A freezing rain warning is in effect for this area.
Mild, rainy weather is expected again on Christmas Eve with temperatures reaching the high single digits in many areas with some locales nudging into the low teens. A few high temperature records for the day could be broken, especially for locales in Eastern Ontario.
On Christmas Day, mother nature will offer a meager attempt at a white Christmas in many areas as the disturbance over the Great Lakes intensifies and heads into Northern Ontario. Cooler temperatures, strong winds and some wet flurries are likely although Don't expect much if any accumulation for a white Christmas.
There has been considerable discrepancy in the weather model guidance for this holiday period. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this developing weather for the Christmas period and issue statements and any necessary warnings.