If you were planning to take a wintry walk in charming Ontario weather this weekend, you might want to relocate your plans to the couch instead. According to The Weather Network, an unpredictable pattern, which will bring snow, mild temperatures, and rain, looms over southern Ontario this week.
The nasty storm track has caught forecasters' attention due to its potential to bring messy, high-impact weather this weekend.
On the bright side, temperatures are expected to be delightfully mild in southern Ontario on Friday. However, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows.
In fact, you’re going to want to bring an umbrella, as those double-digit highs are expected to turn snow into rain.
We won’t be singing in the rain for long, though, as a much colder blast of wintry air is due to cross into the region by Saturday morning.
"At the same time as these falling temperatures, abundant subtropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will surge north into our region. Unfortunately, this is the recipe for a high impact and messy winter storm," Weather Network, Meteorologist Doug Gillham warns.
Although weather patterns are known to be unpredictable, experts are warning that a significant amount of ice pellets and freezing rain appear likely to hit parts of the province this weekend.
Also, if you’re living in northern Ontario, you should probably expect some pretty heavy snowfall.
"The most likely time frame is late Saturday, Saturday night and into early Sunday, but please check back for updates," adds Gillham.
A combination of 60 km/h winds and 10 to 15 centimetres of snow already made for unsettled conditions along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay at the beginning of this week.
The GTA, in particular, was hit by flurries on Monday morning, making for a very messy start to the work week.