Parts Of Ontario Are Expected To Get 30 Cm Of Snow & 80 Km Winds This Week
It looks like we are in for more early Ontario winter weather this week. According to The Weather Network, a Colorado low is expected to hit the province on Wednesday, and it's going to bring with it all kinds of misery. On the bright side, the bad weather isn’t supposed to develop until early Tuesday. However, strong winds, heavy rain, and snow will sweep across the Great Lakes region mid-week with those east of Lake Superior and across the Nickel Belt are expected to get as much 30 cm of snow.
"This system will intensify as it tracks into the Great Lakes region on Wednesday, bringing potentially damaging winds with gusts between 60-80+ km/h expected," explained The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham while adding that winds could reach as high as 100 km/h, especially across the Niagara region.
"Isolated power outages are possible, and lakeshore flooding is a major concern from Long Point to Fort Erie."
Unfortunately, this weekend’s forecast isn’t much better with a winter storm forecasted to sweep across southern Ontario.
"This will bring a significant threat for snow and freezing rain to a large part of southern Ontario, including the GTA Saturday night and Sunday," added Gillham.
"The messy mix could change to rain before ending."
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The incoming nasty weather should serve as a warning for airline travellers.
Multiple Toronto Pearson flight delays were reported last Monday after a mix of rain and snow falling into the city made for slippery conditions and low visibility.
The airport advises flyers to always check their flight status if they're flying out in less than optimal weather.
At the moment, most of the heavy snowfall and ice accumulation is set to take place north of Lake Ontario.
However, residents should stay vigilant as forecast details may change throughout the week.
Drivers should also be cautious as the snowy conditions could cause dangerous road conditions.
Sadly, a tow truck driver in Scugog was struck and killed by a car earlier this month after the vehicle spun out of control on icy roads.