Below freezing temperatures will bring snow and rain in Ontario this week


Published November 19, 2023 at 4:43 pm

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Residents in Mississauga, Brampton, and surrounding areas are advised to layer up, as wintry conditions are set to make an entrance this week.

In the last month, temperatures have gradually declined, signalling the perfect sweater weather vibes.  However, a chillier turn awaits as this week’s forecast predicts below-freezing temperatures accompanied by a mix of rain, snow, and cloudy skies, with occasional sunny breaks.

Today (Nov. 19) will be mainly cloudy conditions and a high of 5 C—during the day, with a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain around noon. It will be fairly breezy, with wind speeds potentially reaching 50 km/h. The evening brings partly cloudy skies— clearing near midnight, with winds calming down to 15 km/h. Temperatures will hit a low of -6 C, resulting in an overnight wind chill of -8—making it the coldest day compared to the whole week!

On Monday, it will be a brisk morning with a wind chill of -8 C. Temperatures will reach a high of 3 C with sunshine and clear skies. As the evening approaches, increasing cloudiness is anticipated, and temperatures will drop to -2 C.

As per Environment Canada, Tuesday is expected to see extended periods of rain throughout the day, accompanied by a high of plus 4. The night may bring additional rain or flurries, with a low of plus 1.

Meteorologists call for a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday with a 40 per cent chance either rain or flurries— featuring a daytime high of 2 C. The evening will become cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries, while temperatures are expected to reach a low of minus 2 C.

More cloudy weather will set in on Thursday, where it will remain throughout the day. A daytime high of 4 C is predicted while  nighttime temperatures will shift to -3 C. There is also a 30 per cent chance of flurries.

With Friday and Saturday around the corner, the Weather Network predicts predominately cloudy conditions over the two days with the potential of scattered flurries. On these days, temperatures will stay at a consistent 2 C before moving to a low of -2 C by the evening.

However, the frigid temperatures may not last long. As the month progresses with persistent cold weather, a shift in temperature is anticipated in late November and early December. This change is expected to usher in warmer conditions for Ontario and other regions of Canada —although the warmth might not reach Ontario until a few days into December.

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