Wednesday, February 17th 2021, 8:33 am - An active storm track south of the border puts Ontario in line for another wintry wallop late week.
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A far-reaching storm that brought major impacts across the U.S. and much of eastern Canada left Ontario shovelling 15-35 cm of snow on Tuesday. The province faced a nasty mix of heavy snow and powerful winds, which led to widespread school bus cancellations and closures amid the treacherous travel conditions.
As cleanup efforts continue from Tuesday's potent winter wallop, forecasters are already shifting focus to another late-week storm that threatens even more snow.
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY: EYES ON ANOTHER BLAST OF SNOW, IMPRESSIVE TOTALS THIS WEEK
Wednesday will be the brief break in the storms, featuring abundant sunshine, though with temperatures remaining well below seasonal. That's before another bout of widespread snow develops on Thursday afternoon. Lake-effect snow flurries are also possible at the west end of Lake Ontario earlier in the day on Thursday.
"We're watching our next chance for accumulating snowfall late Thursday into Friday, as an active storm track lingers south of the border," says The Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter. "There's still uncertainty with the exact details and amounts, but for now it looks like an additional 5-10 cm will be possible across southern Ontario."
However, the bulk of the snow from this system will remain south of the border and it will mainly be the northern edge of this system skirting through southern Ontario.
With sub-freezing temperatures expected to persist through the week, these fresh totals will come on top of accumulations from this Monday-Tuesday storm, further compounding the wintry impacts across the region.
The cold pattern will relax for the final week of February, with temperatures trending to near or slightly above seasonal for next week, but still cold enough that some snow or mixed precipitation could fall throughout the week.
Be sure to check back for updates on the active winter weather making a comeback across Ontario
Thumbnail credit: Carol E Martin, GTA, Ontario