TORONTO, ON (NEWS1130) – Fall is just around the corner, there have been some cooler days lately, but summer weather will drag into September in most of Canada, says 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, says Chris Scott, director of meteorology at the Weather Network.

“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,” says Scott.

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.

News1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate says forecasters in Toronto got most of the fall forecast right.

“That’s a continuation of the weather we’ve really enjoyed for most of August in that the September/October weather pattern is expected to remain unusually dry,” notes Lacate. “The biggest difference is the shorter days and longer nights and they’ll combine with that drier air mass to make for a bit of a cooler stretch. I do expect temperatures to trend marginally below normal over the next several weeks.”

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 mid-November.

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

“There will certainly be some people eating turkey outdoors,” believes 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.”