Here's a look at the first weekend of winter weather in Toronto

Dec 20 2019, 10:20 am

While it feels like winter is already here given all of the snow and painfully frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, the new season actually starts tomorrow.

And as we transition from fall to winter, Toronto’s temperatures are expected to, dare we say it, actually be somewhat nice on the first day of the new season, hovering around 1ºC before getting milder on Sunday.

According to The Weather Network’s weekend forecast, the first day of winter will start at 1ºC (-2ºC with the wind chill) before heating to 5ºC on Sunday which is expected to feel like 2ºC.

The weather agency doesn’t forecast any snow for this weekend and temperatures are expected to stay quite mild on Monday, Christmas Eve’s eve.

However, make sure to enjoy the mild temperatures while they last, as a “long, cold, and snowy winter is expected across the region,” according to The Weather Network.

The Weather Network says the cold weather will be most consistent during mid and late winter with extended periods of severe cold.

“An active storm track will likely bring above-normal snow totals to much of the region, along with a risk for freezing rain at times, especially across southern Ontario and into southern Quebec.”

Toronto weather forecast

As we all know, Old Man Winter has a mind of his own, so make sure to enjoy the mild temperatures in Toronto while you can.