Series of clippers to bring colder temperatures, snow to southern Ontario
Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:36 PM -
Residents in southern Ontario woke up to a fresh layer of snow Friday, slowing the morning commute and resulting in dangerous driving conditions.
A series of clipper systems are moving through the region, bringing periods of snow and colder temperatures that will last into next week.
"A light dusting of snow is expected to move into southern Ontario late Friday evening into Saturday morning," explains Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
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"For the GTA, we're looking at 2-5 centimetres of accumulation."
The temperature will drop steadily through the weekend. By next week, a frigid airmass will have temperatures diving well below seasonal levels.
Additional snow is expected to start up late Sunday evening. It will remain in place through Monday, creating the potential for a messy commute.
"The current orientation of the jet stream brings a number of clipper systems across the Great Lakes in the next week," adds Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler. "These systems originate from the Yukon and dive south, bringing nuisance snow and flurries to the region."
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