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Warm weekend weather in store for Sarnia-Lambton

Spring-like temperatures are in the forecast as we head into the weekend.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Steven Flisfeder said despite the temperatures being well above seasonal for this time of year, we're not expected to set a new record high in Sarnia-Lambton on Friday.

The national weather agency is forecasting a high of 9 C. The current record for December 8 is 16.7 C set in 1966.

Saturday's high is 14 C, and the record for December 9 is 13.4 C set in 1991, so there is a possibility we could set a new record high that day.

Flisfeder said there are a couple of contributing factors behind the exceptionally warm weather.

"The season as a whole, we're entering an El Nino winter and typically that means milder air for Ontario overall for the season," said Flisfeder. "For this weekend in particular, it's going to be mostly due to a couple of weaker low pressure systems making their way across the area. The Sarnia region happens to be in the warmest part of those low pressure systems, so that's what's going to be giving the temperatures a little bit of an extra boost for Friday and Saturday."

The normal high for this time of year is around 2 C.

We'll return to more seasonal temperatures on Sunday with a forecast high of 3 C.

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