Over the weekend, Ontario experienced its first real taste of winter, with most of the region receiving a moderate snowfall, which served as a prelude for snowier week ahead.
According to The Weather Network, a large-scale system will begin making its way across the province Monday evening, and unlike the weekend’s weather, this system will be felt over the entire region as it heads south.
“With the coldest air of the season thus far in place, it won’t take much moisture from this system to make for some widespread rain and snow,” reads the network’s weather report.
In the GTA, we won’t be able to escape the system’s impacts, as snow is forecasted for Monday night, which will make its way across the GTA in the pre-dawn hours.
“Closest to the lake shores, a mix of rain and snow is more likely, however north of the 401 corridor we can expect some accumulating snow,” reads the report.
Behind Monday night’s system, another push of cold air will surge south, making it feel more like mid-December than mid-November.
“High temperatures on Wednesday or Thursday will remain below freezing across the entire region,” says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham, “and high-impact lake-effect snow squalls are likely in the traditional snow belts.”
As we head into winter, the cold air will be reluctant to release its grip on the region, but we may see a brief break later this month. “Temperatures will remain colder than seasonal into next weekend but near/above seasonal temperatures expected for the following week,” says Gillham.