In the back of our minds, we knew that Toronto's promising start to spring was too good to last. It should come as no surprise to anyone at this point that when it comes to the weather, the start of the new season means absolutely nothing in southern Ontario. Even as we head into the tail end of March, winter weather is refusing to loosen its grip on the Toronto area. Snowfall is in the forecast for the Greater Toronto Area next week.
But, before we get to that point, Toronto will enjoy a pleasant and sunny weekend. A high of 6°C is in the forecast for Saturday, followed by 10°C on Sunday - plus, nothing but sunshine on both days. It isn't until Monday that we'll begin to see a winter-like weather pattern move in.
According to The Weather Network, Toronto's high will feel like -5°C with the windchill. Their Monday forecast tells us that the city can expect up to 4 cm of snow and even some rain. It'll be a messy and gusty day, with nearly 40 km/hour winds and plenty of precipitation.
Take a look at the 7-day forecast in the Toronto area:
Most of southern Ontario can expect to see at least some snow flurries on Monday. The GTA will likely get the bulk of the snow, but cities outside of the GTA including the Hamilton-Niagara region and north towards cottage country may see anywhere from 2-4 cm on Monday, according to The Weather Network's current projections.
As for summer weather predictions,The Weather Network says that it could go one of two ways, depending on the El Nino event. If it remains weak, warm temperatures will dominate southern Ontario and make for a hot and sticky summer. A stronger El Nino pattern could lead to a cooler weather shift. It may be too early to tell at this stage, but we have high hopes for a beautiful summer this year.
If you can't wait for a celebrity spotting while he's filming in Ontario this summer, there are a bunch of Zac Efron movies on Netflix Canada to hold you over and make sure you are super familiar with the actor before he arrives.
Efron is set to star in the upcoming film Firestarter, based on the Stephen King book, which is filming in Hamilton from May 25 to July 21 of this year, according to Ontario Creates.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you love true crime this one is for you. Zac Efron plays the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in this drama, which is based on a true story. The plot follow's Bundy's romance and relationship with a single mom named Liz.
Why You Need To Watch It: For this movie, the Franco brothers teamed up to tell the story of making the cult film The Room. The star-studded affair features Zac Efron as one of the actor characters and so many other big names like Seth Rogen and Alison Brie.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you're looking for a light-hearted comedy to take your mind off things, look no further. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro road tripping and getting into all sorts of trouble is a perfect weekend watch.
Why You Need To Watch It: This is one of those films that features tons of celebrities and follows a bunch of intercepting storylines all taking place on, you guessed it, New Year's Eve. For Zac Efron's part, his character is on a mission to help Michelle Pfeiffer's character complete all her resolutions before the year is over.
Why You Need To Watch It: This flick from 2009 is the ultimate Zac Efron throwback to a time when he was still rocking that long-bangs look that was super popular back then. Plus, the plot involves a major time vortex, which is always fun!
Why You Need To Watch It: This movie remake of the iconic musical fell right in the middle of Zac Efron's High School Musical era and features him playing teen heartthrob Link Larkin with lots of singing and dancing to enjoy.
Why You Need To Watch It: While this one isn't a movie, this Netflix Original mini docu-series shows Zac Efron travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, and finding healthy and sustainable ways to live.
Today, the market continues to look different from even its very recent past too, as the once constantly bustling spot feels significantly quiet, clearly a result of the pandemic and stay-at-home order currently in effect.