Up to 15 cm of snow coming to parts of southern Ontario


Published January 6, 2024 at 1:28 pm

5-15 cm of snow expected in southern Ontario this weekend

Residents of southern Ontario are advised to prepare for a wintry blast as a strong storm passing through the U.S., is set to usher in a snowy period.

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According to the Weather Network, a significant Texas low is drawing near, which will impact Ontario and Quebec. The weather could bring widespread snow and rain until Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The GTA also faces a heightened risk of lake-effect snow beginning this weekend, with uncertainties about the exact location of the squall.

From Burlington to Oshawa, including Toronto along the shores of Lake Ontario, face a risk of 5 to 15 cm of snow by Sunday. These weather conditions may cause slowdowns on the Gardiner, DVP, and 400-series highways through Sunday morning. The GTA, especially Toronto and eastward areas, anticipate the heaviest snowfall starting tonight.

Meteorologists predict that southern Ontario could experience a large accumulation of heavy and wet snow before transitioning to rain, creating potentially messy conditions. Wind speeds of 40-70 km/h are also expected across the region and may increase along the lakes.

Further east in Southern Quebec, heavy and wet snow is anticipated early Wednesday, followed by rain.

Additionally, Ottawa may experience significant snowfall accumulations ranging from 15 to 25 cm.

As snowfall is expected, The Weather Network recommends drivers in the affected areas— especially the GTA— to allocate additional travel time and ensure a safe distance between vehicles.

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