Torontonians experienced their first brutally cold Toronto weather of winter this week. In fact, it was so cold in the 6ix that temperatures actually sunk to their lowest of the season so far, with an early morning low of -17 C reported at Pearson airport on Thursday.

The capital also received its second extreme cold weather alert of the season, which remains in effect for the city throughout Thursday.

The city of Toronto is warning residents to seek shelter as temperatures continue to stay in the negative double digits. 

According to The Weather Network, snow squalls are expected to continue to make for dangerous travel conditions this Thursday.

However, they will begin to ease throughout the day, with only light snowfall scheduled to sweep across southern Ontario, as temperatures continue to rise above freezing gradually.

While you may be dealing with brutal cold for the rest of the week, there is still hope. 

By the time the weekend rolls around, temperatures will have recovered to near seasonal with daytime highs predicted to rise early next week ahead of Christmas.

So, if you were hoping that brutal cold would at least bring you a white Christmas this year, I’m afraid you are out of luck.

"Temperatures will rise well above freezing for both Monday and Christmas Eve, and this will melt away any hope for a white Christmas for most of our region," explained Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

"However, the lake effect snow belts will be able to hold onto enough snow to stay white through Christmas, but areas with less than 10 cm of snow on the ground at the start of the weekend will likely be green by Christmas,” he added.

If you’re desperate to experience that beautiful moment of waking up to snowfall on the 25th, travelling to Muskoka, Ontario, is probably your best bet.

Not only will the little slice of cottage country have snow on the ground, but it also isn’t expected to be cold, so you can have your white Christmas and enjoy it too!


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