The snowstorm that wasn’t

Water Street during a snowstorm on Valentine's Day 2014. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Fears of a 15 centimeter dumping of snow on Remembrance Day have been replaced by sunshine and double-digit temperatures.

“The challenge when you go to a website and just see a forecast like that (15 centimeters of snow) is you can’t reflect the uncertainly or the other scenarios we are considering,” The Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham told Cornwall Newswatch.

Gillham says there was a weaker system weather south of the Canada-U.S. border that would have brought colder air into Southern Ontario. But it was replaced by a stronger storm system with a strong flow of air out of the south.

“The boundary that we thought would be just to the south of Cornwall is in the fact to the north of Cornwall,” Gillham said.

“It allows for one more bonus day of warm temperatures before we go into the extended period of below-seasonal temperatures,” he said.

The snow Cornwall would have been receiving is now being dumped on the Sault Ste. Marie, Nickel Belt, Superior East, Chapleau and Timmins area.

Cornwall won’t have any big storms on the horizon except for a quick burst of flurries on Thursday night, said Gillham.

The next big weather system is expected Sunday.

“Enjoy Tuesday, is the take-home message. It’s going to be a whole lot nicer than we were thinking at the end of last week. Enjoy it!”

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