The snow was heading toward Toronto this weekend, with parts of Ontario expected to see up to 20cm

Toronto is expecting some cold, wet and wintry days as the last weekend of November approaches, but the city is unlikely to see near as much snow as some other parts of the province.

According to meteorologists from The Weather Network, most of southern Ontario is expected to remain fairly mild throughout Thursday, with 5-15 mm of rain expected to fall in most areas.

But thanks to a burst of Arctic air, northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec could see heavy snow as early as today, and winter weather travel advice is already in place for parts of northern Ontario.

“Late Thursday night, southern Ontario and Quebec will see the rain from earlier in the day turn into mixed or wet snow along with gusts of wind,” reads a blog post from TWN. “Eastern Ontario and into southern Quebec will see a cold rain transition to mix and snow until Friday morning.”

On Friday, there will also be snow in regions southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, where southern Ontario is expected to see the largest snowfall. TWN warns that “driving conditions may become difficult due to snow drifts and reduced visibility.”

“The system snow will continue over eastern Ontario and southern Quebec on Friday, with higher snowfall rates expected in the eastern cities and Gaspe,” meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg said in the post. “Temperatures will drop to Friday night with the arrival of much colder air by Saturday morning.”

On Saturday, the hardest hit areas could see up to 20 cm of snow, and Ottawa and Montreal are expected to see the first major snowfall of the season with about 5-10 cm.

Sunday will bring even more showers thanks to “a relatively weak cliff” that is expected to track over the Great Lakes and southern Ontario, although only 2-5 cm is expected to fall.

“Higher totals are currently expected southwest of GTA, with 5-8 cm possible for places like London and Chatham,” says TWN. “However, the exact storm track is still uncertain and it will greatly affect who sees the heaviest snow.”

When the weekend is said and done, Toronto will have collected only a few inches of snow, though the same cannot be said for the entire province.

So while some parts of Ontario and Quebec will be squeezed right into full winter this weekend, Toronto will likely only get a taste – so far.


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