Southern Ontario faces another Arctic blast to end January
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8:25 -
Southern Ontario has seen it all this month -- from frigid polar air, to a January thaw. But with just over one week left in the month, things are about to take yet another turn -- or shall we say return -- back to blustery, frigid conditions.
A series of clippers pushing through southern Ontario will bring some light to moderate snow to the region throughout the weekend. The Greater Toronto Area can expect to see anywhere between two and five centimetres through Sunday night, while areas along the lakes can see up to 15 cm.
"Tomorrow afternoon, as the cold front comes through between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, winds in southern Ontario will be gusting to 60 km/h," says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillong. "Drivers are advised to use caution on the roads, as blowing snow will be a factor throughout the day."
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By next week, a frigid airmass will have temperatures diving well below seasonal levels.
"A strong cold-front will be sliding through the southern Ontario on Sunday, with temperatures taking a nose-dive for the early part of the work week," adds Dillon. "Those conditions will continue throughout the week, with Tuesday feeling like minus 24 with wind chill."
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Dillon says that a cold weather alert will likely be issued due to the plunging temperatures.
"As we head towards the end of January, there are strong indications that we are headed into a very cold weather pattern that will expand across the country and potentially be as cold or colder than what we experienced during the first week of January." says Doug Gillham, another meteorologist at The Weather Network, on his latest blog Pattern change on the way: A look into the weeks ahead.
So, although you may not need your snow blower for the remainder of the month, you'll certainly want to keep your warmest sweaters on stand-by.
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