Over 20cm of snow expected as "significant" system rolls in: The Weather Network

Feb 21 2020, 12:13 pm

“Significant snowfall” is being forecasted for Toronto next week as a wintry weather system looms, according to The Weather Network.

By now, most are aware (and excited) that it’ll essentially be tulip-picking weather this weekend.

But you shouldn’t get too comfortable with that spring-like air, The Weather Network says, because it isn’t going to stick around long.

After Saturday and Sunday’s respective 6°C and 9°C plus sunny skies, Monday’s high of 7°C will drop down to a nighttime low of -1°C.

That’s the day the snow is expected to begin, with less than 1 cm over 24 hours. From there, it only gets more gnarly.

The Weather Network

Tuesday is calling for a high of 3°C and low of -1°C, with mixed precipitation and up to 4 cm of snow expected.

And up to an additional 10 cm are expected on Wednesday, when it’s supposed to be 1°C but feel like -4°C, and scattered flurries are expected.

Snow is projected to continue on Thursday with temperatures at -3°C but feeling like -11°C, and about 5 cm of accumulation. On Friday, -6°C will feel like -14°C with the wind chill.

Another 1 cm of accumulation is expected for that day, too.

“It is too early to have confidence in the details, but significant snow totals are possible,” warns Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

After a brief respite from the frigid cold and stormy days, it looks like some serious winter weather is gearing up to make a comeback to the city. But it can’t last too long — we’re less than one month until spring, after all.

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