Well, we’ve got some good news, and we’ve got some bad news for Ontario weather. The good news is that seasonal temperatures, as opposed to this unbearable cold we’ve been experiencing, are finally expected to arrive in the province this Thursday. Yet, the bad news is that rain and brutal snow are expected into this week. So enjoy the nice weather while you can, because it's about to get stormy.
According to The Weather Network, daytime highs will reach 6 C in parts of southern Ontario, putting an end to the arctic vibes we were feeling last week after residents of the province found themselves thrust into January-like temperatures.
Unfortunately, the warm-up isn't going to last too long as a Colorado low over Lake Superior is expected to bring 5-10 millimetres of rain with winds of up to 70 km/h along the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
The rain might seem annoying, but it's nothing compared to the heavy snowfall that northern Ontario is supposed to get.
"Significant snow is likely later Thursday night east of Lake Superior, along the Trans-Canada Highway and across the Nickel Belt, with 5-15 cm," says Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham.
Environment Canada put out a snowfall warning for the city of Thunder Bay on Wednesday morning, cautioning drivers of low visibly due to accumulating snow.
“If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance,” a statement from the agency reads.
The battle between the cold and warm front will also bring freezing rain and ice pellets through the province’s Nickel Belt during Thursday night and into Friday morning.
Snow flurries will also hit Lake Huron and Georgian Bay on Friday with a possibility of snowfall alongside the traditional snow belt regions.
"A system tracking south of the border will clip our region on Saturday night, bringing some wet snow into Sunday morning, especially south of Highway 401," added Gillham.
So, if you’re one of the many Ontarians enjoying the brief return to typical November weather, enjoy it while you can because we are about to be thrown back into a cold, wet, snowy mess next week.