As January enters its last week, it would be accurate to think that Toronto is one step closer to spring… but sadly, winter looks like it’s just beginning.
And it looks like the worst is yet to come.
According to the Weather Network, “The coldest air of the winter is expected for the middle and end of next week.”
Snow will begin to fall over the weekend, with the heaviest snow expected between Monday and Tuesday. Overall, Toronto should be seeing between 10 to 15 cm of snow by mid-week.
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“While it is too early to be certain of the exact storm track and the resulting snow totals, confidence is increasing that this storm will have a significant impact on our region during Monday night and Tuesday,” said Dr. Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. “The exact track will be critical to whether we also see a band of lake effect snow at the west end of Lake Ontario due to an east wind.”
After the snow, temperatures in Toronto will continue to dip further through to Thursday, with the return of -27°C days for a few days.
And it doesn’t end there.
“Colder than normal temperatures are expected to dominate the month of February and into March as well,” states the Weather Network.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is what was forecasted by The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
“Toronto’s winter temperatures will be close to normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall,” it predicted last year. “The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. Additionally, the snowiest periods will be in early December, mid-February, and early to mid-March.”
And the Almanac also predicted that April and May will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
So, looks like winter is here for a little longer.