Updated: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:27:41 GMT | By The Canadian Press, cbc.ca

Summer weather to 'continue through fall'

Summer weather to 'continue through fall'

Don't close the pool just yet.

Fall is just around the corner and while there have been some cooler days lately - summer weather will drag into September in most of Canada, says Chris Scott, director of meteorology at the Weather Network.

Eastern Manitoba to Newfoundland, southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan can expect above average temperatures to continue as the fall season begins. "We think there will be a little bit of a hangover, a nice afterglow from the warmth of the summer that will carry over into at least the start of the fall season," Scott said.

That doesn't mean Vancouver, Winnipeg and Edmonton won't see warm days ahead, but the larger western cities will all have closer to normal fall temperatures, he added.

Thanksgiving weekend

In the North, fall temperatures and precipitation are expected to be mostly in the normal range, except for northern Nunavut, where it will be slightly warmer than average.

As the season progresses into October, the Weather Network forecasts a see-saw of cold spells interspersed with warm days until cool air eventually takes over late in the fall, possibly in mid-November.

"There will be a few shots of cool but there are still quite a few warm days ahead. I wouldn't close the pool just yet," Scott said.

A warm Thanksgiving long weekend looks like a possibility for many Canadians.

"There will certainly be some people eating turkey outdoors," said Scott. "We can't quite predict that far in advance, but we do think there will be at least some opportunities for enjoying the outdoors this fall across a good section of the country before things turn chilly."

There have been 12 to 17 storms named in the Atlantic Basin so far, as the hurricane season picks up.

Five to eight of those have been treated as possibly developing into hurricanes and at least two or three being considered major storms.

It is early to say how those storms will affect Atlantic Canada, according to the Weather Network, as it depends on how they travel along the U.S. east coast.

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