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Canada Ontario: A few bursts of snow, and a poorly timed swath for GTA this week

18:56  03 december  2019
18:56  03 december  2019 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

‘Wintry mix’ expected to bring freezing rain and snow to Southern Ontario

  ‘Wintry mix’ expected to bring freezing rain and snow to Southern Ontario Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sunday advising residents in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and the GTA of a "wintry mix."Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sunday, advising residents in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and the GTA of a "wintry mix.

Winter weather remains locked over Ontario , plus, sneaky snow for the GTA this weekend. What's been a cold, snowy mid-November week for southern Ontario will wrap up with more of the same. An Arctic front drifting south through Friday will bring bursts of snow across the region before allowing

Watch below: tracking one more burst of snow for the GTA . Beyond this early- week system, much of the rest of the week is expected to feature near-seasonal temperatures and a few dustings of snow across southern Ontario .

As much of southern Ontario continues to dig out and unthaw from the wintry, icy mess that spanned the region over the weekend, the next shots of snow will dominate this first week of December. In the traditional snowbelt areas, periods of lake-effect snow threaten locally heavy accumulations into Thursday morning, while a poorly timed clipper system could impact commute times across the Greater Toronto Area by Friday. More on the timing of this week's snow potential, plus a look at the overall December pattern that looks to bring an active storm track, below.

Southern, central Ontario braces for snow, ice pellets and freezing rain

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Millions of Americans who slogged through rain and snow that choked transportation before Thanksgiving now face another daunting forecast for their trip home on Sunday, officials said. A winter storm, which formed as a “bomb cyclone” in the Northwest earlier this week

A storm will produce a swath of snow , ice, and rain and raise the potential for flooding in parts of The late- week storm will track along the boundary separating surging warmth and a new push of arctic air. At this time , AccuWeather meteorologists expect the storm to form over the lower Mississippi or

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scattered flurries develop across southwestern Ontario and northeastern Ontario Tuesday overnight, limited accumulations in the GTA
  • Squalls form later Wednesday afternoon and continue into early Thursday
  • Poorly timed clipper Friday morning could have a significant impact on commute times in the GTA
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: BURSTS OF SNOW THROUGH SOUTHERN ONTARIO THIS WEEK, TIMING

The first day of December certainly left its mark across much of southern Ontario on Sunday as a prolonged period of freezing rain and 10+ cm of snow made a mess of travel conditions for many. Now, as the week progresses, forecasters are watching for the next couple rounds of snow.

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At this time , a swath of moderate to heavy snow is foreseen along the northern tier of the Midwest With a few exceptions, most of the snow will fall near and north of I-88 The burst of wintry conditions with snow showers is likely to last through Wednesday from the Great Lakes to the coastal Northeast.

Watch below: tracking one more burst of snow for the GTA . Beyond this early- week system, much of the rest of the week is expected to feature near-seasonal temperatures and a few dustings of snow across southern Ontario .

Scattered flurries will develop across southwestern and northeastern Ontario late Tuesday night, blanketing the region in a light dusting of snow by Wednesday morning. Minimal accumulations are expected across the GTA with less than two centimetres likely.

"By late Wednesday afternoon, snow squalls will form with the northwest winds off Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay," says Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay. "These moderately organized bands will continue into Thursday morning with between 5-15 cm expected in the regions that remain under the squalls for up to 12 hours."

These areas include Sault Ste. Marie, Midland and Orillia, Stratford and the Dundalk Highlands.

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POORLY TIMED WET SNOW FOR FRIDAY

A potent clipper system is expected to track across southern Ontario late Thursday night and into Friday, making for a poorly timed wet snow event for the morning commute in the GTA.

Ontario: Widespread snow will impact millions for the Friday commute

  Ontario: Widespread snow will impact millions for the Friday commute A poorly timed swath of snow could make for miserable commute times in southern Ontario Friday.Snow squall bands developed Wednesday afternoon off of lakes Superior and Huron, as well as Georgian Bay, with some of the roughest travel occurring under the more intense bands through Thursday morning.

When, how much, how often Toronto, Ontario has snow . Monthly and yearly data on total days and amounts of This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 Big snowstorms of over ten cm a day normally occur two or three times a year.

Daytime temperatures in part of this swath may fall during the daylight hours. Highs in the teens and lows within a few degrees of zero F are likely for Bismarck, North Dakota, and Duluth, Minnesota, from Thursday to Friday. Lake-effect snow that follows the initial burst of cold air will be brief due to the

While 2-5 cm isn't necessarily a significant amount of snow, it could be enough to slick up the conditions, especially on any untreated and highly travelled roads.

Daytime high temperatures on Friday will also occur earlier in the day, falling steadily by the afternoon hours with a gusty wind expected. That could fire up another round of lake-effect snow for areas southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Conditions improve through the second half of the weekend, with Sunday looking like the ideal travel or shopping day.

  Ontario: A few bursts of snow, and a poorly timed swath for GTA this week © Provided by The Weather Network

"If you still plan to put up lights for Christmas, this is your day to do so," says meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

That's ahead of another significant Colorado low later Sunday, though at this point, it looks like it will bring primarily rain to the region this time around.

As for the month of December overall, "changeable" will be the best way to describe the pattern shaping up in the coming weeks.

"But changeable patterns are often active patterns and we expect that this December will have more winter storms than we saw last December," says Gillham.

Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning

  Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning "The snowfall rates of one or two centimetres per hour during the heart of the morning rush is the big problem.""Snow will begin before most of us wake up in the morning and continue until just before noon," Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell warned.

Ontario remains on the outer edge of the latest potent nor'easter impacting Atlantic Canada, but wrap around moisture is leading to heavy bursts of snow and dangerous travel in some places. A special weather statement is in effect for parts of eastern Ontario warning for up to 20 cm of snow .

Burst of snow could reach the GTA this afternoon, watch for poor visibility. Vaswani says, there could also be some lake enhancement in parts of southern Ontario at times on Tuesday along with gusty conditions, which could lead to drifting or blowing snow through the afternoon and evening hours.

Read more on the 'wild card' month of December, here

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50 degree temperature divide expected on Tuesday .
The eastern Prairies will see temperature plummet into the -30s on Tuesday, while parts of Atlantic Canada soar into the mid-teens. What gives?That's as parts of western Canada get thrown right into the freezer with Siberian air making it feel closer to 40 with the wind chill, all the while Atlantic Canada receives a spring-like temperature boost as temperatures soar into the mid-double digits.

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