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Widespread snow hits Toronto before bitter cold start to Family Day weekend


TORONTO, ON., February 11,2020 – Widespread snow will likely impact Thursday morning commute times ahead of windchill temperatures possibly reaching the -30s by Friday, according to The Weather Network.

The snow will start Wednesday night into Thursday morning as a large system from the southern U.S. will track south of the Great Lakes overnight Wednesday. The the bulk of the white stuff will first hit southwestern Ontario before moving into the GTA in the early hours of Thursday. The Weather Network also reports that lingering flurries into Thursday afternoon could also slow down evening travel times, as well.

Widespread snow hits Toronto

Although temps will be above seasonal for most of the week, an unwelcome visit of biting winter cold takes hold of Toronto ahead of the extended Family Day weekend. The thermometer is expected to plummet by 10 degrees Celsius across the GTA for Friday and Saturday, with windchills ranging between -20 to -30s according to The Weather Network with the year’s coldest temperatures registering on Saturday morning.

But don’t despair as it looks like the blast of bitter cold will be brief with temperatures rebounding through the weekend and into next week.

In fact, meteorologists are predicting little consistent cold right through the end of the month. 

“Mild Pacific air will spread across Canada for next week. This will bring an extended period that will be dominated by above seasonal temperatures that could last until the end of the month,” says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham, adding that we may still see snow even in a milder pattern.

Read more articles on mtltimes.ca and totimes.ca

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