Wet and wintry weather headed for Toronto, southern Ontario
A man walks along Queen Street West during a winter storm in Toronto Wednesday February 24, 2016. (Joshua Freeman /CP24)
Joshua Freeman, CTV Toronto
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:47AM EDT
Spring may have officially begun, but don’t put away your coats and mitts just yet. Toronto and much of southern Ontario could see a bout of winter weather over the next few days from two separate systems.
Environment Canada released a special weather statement on Tuesday morning that affects all of southern Ontario, including the GTA.
“A weak disturbance will bring a little snow or rain to most of Southern Ontario today,” the agency said in its statement. “However, a stronger low pressure system is expected to emerge from Colorado and affect the region Wednesday through Thursday.”
In Toronto, periods of snow are expected to change to rain in the afternoon as the temperature climbs to a high of 6 C.
On Wednesday, the rain could change to snow mixed with ice pellets with a risk of freezing rain Wednesday afternoon. A similar mixed bag of wintry weather, including more snow, is expected on Thursday.
“Although there is uncertainty with the exact track of the storm, the latest guidance suggests significant snow is possible over areas extending from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay across Lake Simcoe into Eastern Ontario,” Environment Canada said.
“Motorists should be prepared for a return to hazardous winter driving conditions this week, especially in areas that receive freezing rain or snow.”