More snow and strong winds expected this week in southern Ontario

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Published February 18, 2024 at 7:39 pm

Another round of wintry weather will be blasting through southern Ontario this week bringing cloudy skies, snow, strong winds and rain.

Last week, frigid temperatures prevailed with wind chills plunging as low as -17 C. On Thursday there was snowfall of up to 6 cm, with flurries continuing into Friday and Saturday.

As of today (Feb. 18) it will be chilly with -13 C temperatures while skies are expected to be mainly cloudy. There is a potential for flurries, which could bring 2 cm of snow.

For this evening, Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for strong winds and blowing snow in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton, Durham and Niagara.

For individuals planning to be out on the roads or heading somewhere else for Family Day Monday are advised to remain cautious when driving.

“Travel could become hazards due to abrupt weather changes, potentially leading to icy and slippery conditions on surfaces like highways, roads, walkways and parking lots,” Environment Canada notes on its website.

Monday will be mainly cloudy with temperatures sitting below -13 C. Winds are also expected to move at 15 km/h, throughout the day.  As the evening approaches, the skies will clear up while temperatures will hover around minus 11.

Tuesday is going to be a mix of sun and clouds, but don’t be fooled, it will be a fairly chilly morning with temperatures dipping to -13 C.  The good news is, it won’t be freezing forever as temperatures are anticipated to warm up to 2 C. By the evening, the skies will bring cloudy periods as temperatures slip to -3 C.

Wednesday’s forecast will be cloudy with sunny breaks while daytime temperatures could reach a high of 5 C. By the evening, it will become cloudy with a 40 per cent of rain or snow, although the exact amount is uncertain. Temperatures will fall but remain slightly above freezing at 1 C.

Thursday, according to Environment Canada, will see temperatures rise to  6 C—making it the warmest day of the week. The skies are expected to remain overcast with a 60 per cent chance of rain or snow throughout the day. It will get cooler by the evening as temperatures dip to -3 C.

According to meteorologists, Friday’s weather outlook includes mostly cloudy skies with a daytime high of 2 C. Temperatures will slowly drop to a frigid -9 C by the evening.

It’s going to be another cloudy day on Saturday with -1 C temperatures. There’s also a 40 per cent probability for flurries at some point in the day. It will still be cloudy and cold in the evening, as temperatures are expected to move to -7 C.

Cold Weather and snow, rain, sunshine, this week feb 18 to feb 24 in southern Ontario

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