Thought winter weather was over? Think again. Toronto is now under a special weather statement that is expected to smack southern Ontario and some of the north right in the face. A mix of rain, ice, and snow is expected to hit the GTA by the end of the week after a slow start to the active storm. Although this week's weather shows a mix of conditions, it won't be until this weekend that a significant Toronto winter storm is expected to hit.
According to Environment Canada, a low-pressure system will make an impact on southern Ontario this weekend where a mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow are all possible.
It is also expected that high temperatures will take over early Wednesday morning until it falls back to -8 C across the southern area.
"Thursday morning will bring the coldest weather that we have seen in several weeks," says meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
According to the Weather Network, we will see milder air coming from the south so that means we should expect more rain than snow this Friday.
Temperatures could even head into the positive temperatures, with a chance of reaching the 10-degree mark closer to the southwest region.
When it comes closer to the end of the week, expect travelling conditions to be a tad bit hectic as the storm has the potential to create a messy, wintry storm this weekend, most significantly on Saturday.
"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," says Gillham.
Areas like Orillia are expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres of snow and snow squall watches are in effect for central and southern Ontario, stretching from north of Parry Sound to London.
Parts of southern Ontario already got hit with a taste of 2020 winter weather, so commuters should be prepared.
Even though Vancouver might have it worse than Toronto for once, it's still something to be ready for.
Although it's still a little to early to predict exactly how much impact it'll have locally, the Weather Network says that heavy snow expected for northern regions.