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The coldest winter weather yet is about to hit Toronto

Ainsley Smith Jan 04, 2018 6:53 am 9,536

Toronto, it’s about to get even colder.

According to Environment Canada, a cold snap is headed for Toronto that will last from today through Saturday, January 6.

Later today, the cold snap will bring a bitterly cold northwesterly flow to southern Ontario, which will make it feel as cold as -33°C in parts of Ontario by tonight and then again Friday night when the city will see a high of just -17°C (that feel like -32°C).

However, the cold snap will end by Sunday as a southwesterly flow develops.

In turn, temperatures will start to rise and will reach a high of -5°C, with a 70% chance of flurries, with Toronto forecasted to get close to 10 cm of snow on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the experts at The Weather Network are showing that a clipper (a fast-moving low-pressure system) is currently crossing through Ontario, bringing lake-effect snow that will stick around until Friday, with a more significant band off of Lake Huron, likely impacting Highway 402 between Sarnia and London.

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The Weather Network

Currently, there is also a powerful winter storm travelling up the east coast into Atlantic Canada, which will cause parts of Ontario to experience significant gusts of wind up to 40-60 km/hr Thursday into Friday.

If you decide to venture outside over the next few days, make sure to dress warmly and in layers that can be removed, with the outer layer being wind resistant. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chill.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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