Feb.18 Weather: Snow and -13°C temperatures today in southern Ontario

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Published February 18, 2024 at 6:00 am

It’s going to be another windy, snowy and cold day.

If Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s snowfall weren’t enough, residents in southern Ontario will wake up to some more snow and frigid temperatures.

Last night (Feb. 17), the wind reached a brisk 40 km/h with overnight flurries, as forecasted by Environment Canada. Temperatures dropped as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius and persisted through the evening into this morning. Parts of the region may have seen an accumulation of 2 or more centimetres of snow.

The day will begin chilly with -13 C temperatures while skies will be mainly cloudy with intermittent flurries, bringing an additional 2 cm of snowfall.

It won’t be freezing forever. The bitter cold will give way to warmer temperatures, reaching 1 C by the afternoon.

Southwest winds are also forecasted to reach speeds of up to 50 km/h, gradually lightening as midnight approaches.

By the evening, the flurries are anticipated to stop—though there is a 40 per cent chance that it will begin again. The skies will remain cloudy as temperatures fall to -12 C.

With the start of a new week, Monday and Tuesday are expected to feature abundant sunshine with daytime temperatures reaching plus 5 C. However, evenings will turn cooler with lows slipping to -7 C.

Cloudy conditions are set to return on Wednesday and are expected to stick around until the end of  the week, with occasional chances for rain and snow.

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