It’s going to feel like -19 C next week in southern Ontario

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Published January 10, 2024 at 5:12 pm

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Southern Ontario and much of the GTA including Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton are in for several days of frigid temperatures next week following up to 20 cm of snow expected to hit on the weekend.

More snow is on the way for Ontario following a wet and snowy start to the week, with the Weather Network predicting a weak clipper storm system from the U.S. will make its way across the southern part of the province on Thursday.

That system is expected to bring around 5 cm of snowfall to Peel, Halton and Hamilton before an even stronger, colder storm blows in late on Friday and into Saturday, with the network calling for widespread, heavy snow as well as strong winds around the Great Lakes.

With an estimated 3 to 5 cm of the white stuff falling every hour, the heaviest snowfall is expected overnight on Friday. There could be between 10-20 cm or more of snow in some areas, the Weather Network says.

And while the snow situation should to improve throughout the weekend, the mercury is expected to drop next week due to the lake-effect snow squall with a low of -13 C for Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton and stick around for a few days, according to Environment Canada.

But that will feel more like -16 C to -20 C with the windchill, with foul weather expected to stick around for most of the week.

Heading into the weekend, the temperatures for the Hamilton area are forecast to be 1 C, dropping to -1 C on Friday. In the Mississauga and Brampton area, it will be a bit cooler at -1 C, according to Environment Canada.

On Saturday the weather is expected to take a turn with temperatures dropping to a low of -9 C Saturday (-6 C in Hamilton) and Sunday the high is only -6 C in Mississauga.

The Weather Network says to expect a return to the milder weather we’ve been enjoying this month for the end of January, but adds that winter will return in force come February.

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