While the weather has been much milder in Ontario lately, everything has to come to an end, and it looks like the end for the spring weather is this weekend. The Weather Network released their forecast for Ontario this upcoming weekend and let's just say that we do not want to be a part of this narrative – at all. Parts of Ontario are forecasted to receive up to 20 cm of snow this weekend. It's almost May, but it looks like the weather really isn't getting the memo.
This Saturday, several regions in Ontario are expected to receive relatively significant snowfall that would make you think that winter is in full swing, not spring. As if winter in Ontario wasn't brutal enough, it even had to continue its reign into spring. Summer, we're waiting for you.
Ontario isn't even the only province expected to see significant snowfall this weekend. Southern Alberta is also forecasted to receive up to 30 cm of snowfall, with 15 cm predicted for Calgary. Snowfall is in the forecast for other provinces as well.
According to the forecast from The Weather Network, regions such as Timmins and New Liskeard will see 5 to 10 cm of snow, while areas close to the Quebec border and city Rouyn-Noranda may even get up to 20 cm. Other areas including Sudbury, Chapleau and North Bay are looking at 2 to 5 cm of snow, says the forecast.
Check out the snow forecast from The Weather Network for this upcoming Saturday below! As you can see from the map, several regions are expected to see snow.
"Now, as we close out the final weekend of April, we're watching for yet another moisture-laden system to blast central and eastern Ontario with more heavy rain," says The Weather Network. "A sharp cooldown follows on Saturday, giving way to wet snowflakes for some areas this weekend."
Meanwhile, in the southern part of the province, Ontarians can expect intense rainstorms. 20 to 30 mm of rain is forecasted for the GTA and 30 to 40 mm for the Bancroft area.
Fortunately, relief is coming! May is predicted to bring friendlier temperatures. "May is expected to bring near normal or above normal temperatures to most," said Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
However, some wild weather could still be in store. "Spring is notorious for wild swings in temperature and no doubt the warmer pattern will still include some significant interruptions."
Hold on tight, Ontarians. May is just a week away and hopefully by then, spring weather will be here and here to stay.