If winds were to be from a more favourable SW or W direction, and there were to be more sun, tomorrow definitely would have been a widespread record day.
It will be a little difficult to enjoy the warmth tomorrow however, thanks to very strong south winds which could gust over 50 or 60 km/h. In addition, there will be considerable cloudiness with the chance of some showers, freezing rain and flurries. Not much accumulation is expected though.
Tomorrow night will be a very mild night, with lows only in the minus single digits ( around -3 to -5 C).
Beyond that, the good news is that there is no sign of a prolonged cold spell anytime for AT LEAST the next 2 weeks... Temperatures over the next 2 weeks will be generally above normal or near normal, thanks to a return to a more SW or W flow of Pacific air. Cold spells will be very brief, lasting only a day or two, and will not be as overly severe as last week. There may be several occasions in the next while for above zero temperatures!
This prolonged warm-spell coming up is definitely adding to this strange winter we're having. The AO has just recently plummeted into the negative which would typically mean cold arctic air would spill down more easily. When you mix a strongly-negative AO and La Nina, you'd think we would be seeing brutally cold temperatures, especially at this time of year, though that will not be the case.
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The switch to a negative AO though may suggest we may switch to a colder-snowier pattern to end the winter, though there are no guarantees on that at this point.