Up to 20 cm of snow coming to southern Ontario this weekend


Published January 10, 2024 at 11:27 am

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The snow may finally arrive in southern Ontario this weekend but we could be getting it all at once.

The storm that started Tuesday brought plenty of rain, 25.2 millimetres in Mississauga and 26.9 millimetres in Hamilton.

There was only about five centimetres of snow and most of that melted with above-zero temperatures.

But snow lovers take heart — winter appears to be on the way.

A winter storm is expected to move in Friday (Jan. 12) and continue into Saturday for southern Ontario, according to a post from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The system will bring snow, wind and a bit of rain, depending on temperatures.

Environment Canada predicted about five to 15 centimetres of snow depending on where you are in the province.

But the Weather Network is now forecasting a “massive and powerful winter storm” that will move in late Friday to Saturday bringing 10 to 20 centimetres of snow to southern Ontario.

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.

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