Toronto's temperatures to dip, flurries expected with arrival of polar vortex

May 7 2020, 7:09 am

We’re one day closer to the weekend, and one day closer to below freezing temperatures in Toronto with the arrival of the polar vortex.

So you may want to enjoy Thursday’s high of 13°C while it lasts.

According to The Weather Network, the coldest air “relative to normal around the globe is set to swirl across Ontario by Friday.”

“Forecast models are now certain that the coldest temperature anomaly on Earth will sit right over parts of eastern North America this Friday and Saturday,” states The Weather Network, adding “the polar vortex is the culprit.”

Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said there is potential for record-breaking cold this week.

The week’s forecast shows wet flurries on Friday, with a high of 5°C, but may feel more like 2°C. The evening temperature will dip to -2°C.

By Saturday, more flurries are expected, and it will feel like 0°C.

Weather Network

The current record for coldest day in May in Toronto is 4.4°C, and was set in 1976.

As for snow, according to The Weather Network, “most of southern Ontario and the GTA have a high likelihood to see snow or graupel showers on Saturday, but accumulations for most will stay below trace amounts.”

Bring out those winter coats if you decide to grocery shop this weekend, you’ll need them.