It looks as though winter is officially making a comeback in the 6ix on Wednesday. According to Environment Canada, a special weather alert has been issued for the City of Toronto on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. A mixture of snow and ice pellet is expected to arrive tonight, which will make Thursday morning's commute a total nightmare.
"A low from Texas is expected to move towards the lower Great Lakes on Thursday. Snow will arrive tonight and may become mixed with ice pellets before coming to an end by Thursday night," a statement from Environment Canada reads.
"There is also a risk of freezing rain. There is still some uncertainty as to the exact track of the low. At this point, total snowfall amounts are expected to be in the range 5 to 10 cm. The Thursday morning and afternoon commutes may be affected," it continues.
So if you are planning on heading out on Thursday, make sure to give yourself some extra time as the roads may be icy and snow-covered.
The Weather Network reported that the 401 corridors could get as much as 10-15 centimetres of snow "between Wednesday night and Thursday evening."
Thankfully, the wintry mess is supposed to clear up by the weekend.
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However, Toronto's forecast is still predicting a chilly weekend with nightly temperatures dropping as low as -12 C on Saturday before warming up to -3 C on Sunday.
So, if you're planning to go out on Saturday night, you might want to layer up and avoid spending too much time outside.
Sadly, those milder temperatures aren't expected to hold into next week, which is expected to "offer more wintry weather once again."
"The second week of February looks similar to this week, an active pattern with changeable temperatures, but averaging out to near or slightly above seasonal," Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham explained.
Luckily, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we won't be dealing with this frigid weather for much longer.
Ontario's spring weather is expected to actually be warmer than usual this year.