It looks like this weekend is shaping up to be another one of those " let's stay inside and do nothing but watch Netflix" weekends. Environment Canada has just issued a special Toronto weather warning on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, cautioning residents of a nasty storm that is supposed to hit the city by Saturday.

So, if you were thinking of making any long drives this weekend, you might seriously want to reconsider your life choices and sleep in instead.

According to Environment Canada, a low-pressure system will impact southern Ontario this weekend. This means that Ontarians can expect to see rain, freezing rain, and snow.

“Significant rainfall amounts are expected for areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Freezing rain is expected to affect most areas from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario. Significant ice accretion or build up is possible. Snow will affect areas east of Georgian Bay with significant snowfall amounts,” the warning reads.

Travel conditions are also supposed to be impacted, so if you’re planning to fly this weekend, you might want to double-check on the day of to make sure your flight isn't cancelled.

At the moment, it is uncertain which areas will be most impacted by the weather. However, the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre will be monitoring the situation.

Further warnings are expected to be issued as we move closer to the weekend.

On the bright side, milder temperatures will make things a little more comfortable for Wednesday morning commuters.

However, it is going to drop back down to -8 C across southern Ontario later in the day.

"Thursday morning will bring the coldest weather that we have seen in several weeks," noted The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

The warmer temperatures will return on Friday, turning snow into rain.

It will also give Torontonians a chance to experience highs well above zero before heading into the weekend.


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*Disclaimer: cover photo used for illustrative purposes only. 
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