Snow in forecast for Toronto's first weekend of the year

Jan 3 2020, 6:38 am

It’s the first weekend of the year, and snow is already in the forecast for Toronto.

While temperatures will be mild on Friday, it will be cooling down over the next few days, according to The Weather Network.

“The week will end pleasantly for most of Ontario, but temperatures fall once again to around freezing for the weekend, with both days set to see a chance of snow for parts of the south thanks to two unrelated systems,” said the weather agency.

Friday will see a high of 6°C in Toronto, and it will be mostly cloudy. But that will change by Saturday.

The Weather Network

It will drop to 1°C for the first day of the weekend, with light snow expected during the day.

“The snow creeps in through the southwest by predawn Saturday, spreading to cover most of the southwest and GTA, but with generally light amounts,” said The Weather Network, which is predicting 1 to 3 cm of snow for Saturday.

The Weather Network

The snow will continue through Sunday, when scattered flurries are in the forecast, and cooler temperatures will continue to dominate the city.

The Weather Network is forecasting “a fast-moving clipper unrelated to the system that brought Saturday’s snow” for Sunday, with a 24-hour accumulation of 2 to 4 cm expected.

“That system looks to bring more widespread snow across southern Ontario, beginning Sunday afternoon, and ending through the evening and overnight, west to east,” it said.

And the snow will continue on and off throughout the first official work week of 2020.

Tuesday is showing the most accumulation, with up to 5 cm of snow expected. But by Friday, temperatures will be rising again, and with it, rain will return.

The Weather Network

So for now, prepare for snow this weekend.