Don't skip out on extra layers today if you live in Ontario. Some intense snow and extremely cold temperatures are expected across the province, Environment Canada warns. A weather alert has been issued across both Northern and Southern regions, and we can expect snow squalls in the afternoon and evening on Tuesday.
On Monday, parts of Ontario were hit with rain and mild temperatures. Yet, the weather forecast for Tuesday has put a snow squall warning in place for Barrie, Orillia, and Midland.
Meanwhile, a snow squall watch is in effect for York and Durham region, according to 680 News. Other regions, such as Burk's Falls, Innisfil, Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Huron-Perth are also under this watch.
Environment Canada has also issued an extreme cold weather warning for most of Northern Ontario, so bundle up today!
Most regions up north are experiencing wind chills that feel like -40 C to -45 C, according to Environment Canada.
Some of these regions include Fort Hope, Sandy Lake, and Red Lake.
If you are in any of these areas, don't even think about going outside without all your winter gear on.
Also, parts of Ontario could be getting 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning, according to 680 News.
Southern Ontario can expect the snow to be wet, as the rainy weather we were experiencing will take some time to turn into snow.
The windchill will also pick up, making it feel much colder than it is — Wednesday, we will see a -10 C windchill.
In the more Northern regions of the province, snow is already falling and certain places could get anywhere from 5 to 25 centimetres.
The heaviest snowfall expected in the Southern part of the province today will be in the region of Huron-Perth, which could get up to 20 centimetres by Wednesday morning, Environment Canada predicts.
By Wednesday, December 11, it will be absolutely freezing across the province.
All of this extreme weather is set to relax by the end of the week. It is supposed to go above zero in most regions in Southern Ontario by Thursday or Friday.
On Saturday, Toronto and the rest of the Golden Horseshoe is forecasted to expect rain again — so don't pack away your umbrellas just yet!