A brief respite from cool, gloomy weather coming Tuesday

After a week and a half of cool, gloomy weather in Toronto and the GTA, there will be a brief respite and return to summerlike temperatures for the start of the work week. 

Environment Canada is forecasting highs of 27 C and 26 C on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, although there may be a shower or thunderstorm in the mix. 

Haizhen Sun, a severe weather meteorologist with the weather agency, says we won't be breaking any records though, with Toronto previously reaching 30 C at this time in previous years. 

So what's with all this cloud and fog we've been having?

"Toronto basically these days," she says, "the flow is pretty stagnant and very slow moving. Lots of fog near the lake with the easterly winds and very cloudy in the morning and overnight."

"It's really hard to move that foggy, low stratus clouds away," she added. "But this weather pattern will change."

And it really is just the GTA. On the afternoon of Thanksgiving Monday, only four hours down Highway 401, Windsor saw a high of 28 C with pure sunshine. 

Sun says the clouds stretch west to Hamilton, and that's where things start to clear. London and Kitchener are also experiencing sunshine and warmth. 

Once another cold front moves through on Thursday, Toronto can expect similar weather with a mix of sun, clouds and showers and daytime temperatures hovering around 12 C. But Sun says, it's not entirely unusual for this time of year. 

"It is normal," she said. "That's kind of [a] near normal temperature trend."

The record for October 8 was set in 2007. Also being the Thanksgiving Monday that year, temperatures soared to 31.6 C.