Southern Ontario Is Going To Get Hit With Another Brutal 20 cm Of Snow This Weekend
Snowmageddon round two.
Bundle up folks, because it's looking like the 6ix could be in for another snowmageddon weekend. According to the Weather Network, Ontario's Golden Horseshoe area is in for a whopping 5-10 centimetres of snow on Saturday, thanks to another poorly timed weather system. However, if you live outside of the GTA, southern Ontario's weather could bring as much as 20 centimetres.
Weather experts are predicting that regions north of the 401 and 407 corridors could get hit hard this weekend with up 15 centimetres of the white stuff, while areas such as Orangeville could see up to 20 centimetres.
Although if you live in downtown Toronto, you don't have to worry too much, because according to Toronto's forecast, you're probably only going to see a total of 4 centimetres on Saturday.
The snowy weekend forecast may come as a surprise for some Torontonians, considering how refreshingly mild this week has been compared to last week's.
GTA temperatures have, for the most part, floated above the freezing mark, and the city has been surprisingly sunny for January.
However, according to The Weather Network, the warm weather patterns have so far done little to stop this season's heavy snowfall.
"Several major cities, including Toronto and Ottawa, have already received well above normal snowfall for the season so far," reads a statement from the organization.
On the bright side, daytime temperatures are supposed to stay above freezing in Toronto until at least next Tuesday.
"Given our pattern so far this winter, it probably comes as no surprise that our next potential system will be during the weekend," explained meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
"We are closely watching a system that will track south of the border on Saturday and then re-develop along the U.S. east coast."
Still, I wouldn't bank on making any snowmen this weekend as the mild temperatures are set to bring a mix of both rain and snow.
So, it might be a little too soggy for any fun snow-related activities.
"We will see rain, mixing, snow, and even the chance for some icy precipitation this weekend," states meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.
"There is the possibility of colder air getting wrapped into the low-pressure system allowing more precipitation to transition back to snow through Saturday afternoon and evening," she added.