January 14, 2020 – Snowy weekend in Toronto – Have your snow brushes and shovels at the ready, Toronto! It’s looking like Wednesday will mark the beginning of the wintry conditions Torontonians are accustomed to experiencing (and in some cases, complaining about).
For tomorrow (Wednesday) January 14, although temperatures will only hover around zero, expect to see about 1-3 cm of evening snow in GTA locations around the lake, increasing to around 5 – 10 cm in the snow-belt region north of 401.
Then, on Thursday the thermometer dips a couple more degrees to -2 with a chance of flurries.
Southern Ontario will see its coldest temperatures of 2020 starting on Friday with a high of -9 in the Toronto area, dropping to -12 near Barrie and even colder further north.
Saturday will be the snowiest of the days this week, according to The Weather Netwerk in Mississauga, with significant totals of 10 to 17 cm of flaky white stuff. Specific snowfall numbers are uncertain at this moment but forecasters are closely watching as another ‘Colorado low’ moves through or just south of the region through Saturday.
“This will bring widespread snow across southern, central and eastern Ontario, including the Highway 401 corridor,” says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
“This system will have widespread impacts on travel with 10 to 15 cm of snow for much of the region.”
Unlike last weekend when all the precipitation fell as incredible amounts of rain, much colder more normal winter temperatures will assure that any precipitation will fall as fluffy white stuff.
The Weather Network advises Friday and Saturday travellers to be prepared for slower and more challenging driving conditions. Plan accordingly by allowing for longer travel times.