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The Weather Network: Ontario could get biggest snowstorm of the year next week

DH Toronto Staff Feb 02, 2018 2:19 pm 14,099

Another snowy week is ahead for Toronto, according to The Weather Network.

And this time, The Weather Network is forecasting what could be Ontario’s biggest snow storm of the year.

According to the weather channel, a Texas Low will develop early next week and track towards the Great Lakes region late Tuesday through Wednesday.

They are forecasting “a significant winter storm in the vicinity of southern Ontario as this system will bring abundant Gulf and Atlantic moisture.”

But, The Weather Network does say that since the system is still five days away, there is uncertainty regarding the track of the storm. It’s forecasting two possible scenarios.

The Weather Network

The first scenario has “a weaker system tracking well to the south of the U.S. border with heavy snow for Upstate New York, New England and the eastern Townships of Quebec, but little to no snow for Ontario,” says the Weather Network.

But, while they are predicting two scenarios, they do say the most likely scenario is the second one.

The Weather Network

“The more likely scenario is that the system is stronger and tracks further to the north and closer to the Great Lakes. This would bring widespread moderate to heavy snow along the 401 corridor from Windsor to Toronto and Montreal and also impact much of central Ontario and the Ottawa Valley,” they forecast.

“For the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, this has the potential to be similar to or even exceed the snowfall that we saw with the Christmas Eve storm.”

The current predication calls for 10 to 20 cm of snow from Tuesday to Wednesday along the 401 corridor, and 15 to 25 cm from Brockville to Montreal.

As of Friday, Tuesday in Toronto is showing 5-10 cm of snow, and Wednesday is showing the same. The temperature will hover around 5°C during the day, but wind chills will make it feel more like -9°C and -12°C, respectively.

The Weather Network

So bundle up, Toronto. It’s winter.

Oh, and there’s snow all weekend long too.

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