20 C temperature swing as flash freeze expected this week across southern Ontario

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Published February 27, 2024 at 10:57 am

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A cold front is expected to bring a flash freeze to southern Ontario this week.

The wild weather flip-flops continue this week as parts of the province brace for possible thunderstorms today (Feb. 27) and Wednesday.

The temperature is expected to reach highs from 12 C to 14 C today and Wednesday in Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and Durham Region, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

There is a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon and tonight with winds gusts up to 40 km/h this afternoon.

The thunderstorm risk continues into Wednesday and then changes to a chance of flurries in the afternoon.

There is “a drastic temperature change in temperature” expected by as much as 20 degrees in a short time, according to the Weather Network.

The temperature could go from a high of 14 C in the morning to -10 C in the afternoon and evening. A wind chill of -11 C is forecast for Wednesday afternoon for parts of southern Ontario.

The weather also looks very blustery as wind gusts from 30 to 60 km/hr are in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon, according to Environment Canada.

Then Thursday, the temperatures remain chilly with highs of -2 C and lows of -7 C.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are around zero to -8 C.

Sunny skies are in the forecast for Friday with the temperature shooting back up again to around 7 C for the first day of March.

The first weekend of March is looking cloudy but mild with temperatures from 4 C to 10 C in southern Ontario.

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