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Ontario: Widespread snow could complicate Monday morning travel

Monday, February 10th 2020, 5:35 am - Many across southern Ontario have picked up close to 10 cm of snow from the latest system to track through the region.

Scraping snow off your car before your morning commute might not be the most enjoyable way to start the week, but that's what most southern Ontario residents have ahead of them Monday morning. The good news is the following days will be relatively calm, though not entirely without their snow risks. A system tracking through the Great Lakes on Thursday brings the next shot for rain and snow across the region. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snow tapers off for eastern Ontario through the morning
  • Slightly above average temperatures most of this week, followed by sharp drop on Friday
  • Variable weather through Family Day weekend
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

MONDAY MORNING: SNOWY SYSTEM TO START WORKWEEK

Much of southern Ontario woke up to wet snow on Monday morning, with 8 slushy centimetres reported at Pearson and in London and about 10 cm reported across the northern GTA.

The good news for the Monday morning drive is that the worst of the snow moved out before dawn, except for around the Ottawa Valley, where some additional accumulations are still expected after sun-up. And, given temperatures rising just above the freezing mark, roads on the province's majorj travel routes are generally wet and slushy rather than icy.

You'll still want to give yourself a bit of extra time to brush off the car before heading out early Monday.

MONDAY AFTERNOON: SNOW TAPERS OFF, TEMPERATURES REBOUND SLIGHTLY

Snow will have tapered off for everyone by the mid-to-late afternoon. On another positive note, a change in the winds will also bump temperatures back up to seasonal for Monday afternoon, with highs in the low single digits for most.

ontario monday temperatures

LOOK AHEAD: TEMPERATURE SWINGS WITH ACTIVE PATTERN INTO MID-FEBRUARY

While much of the week will be mild (at least by early February standards), that warmth doesn't seem set to take us into the long weekend.

Another round of flurries or showers is likely through midweek, thanks to a weak disturbance drifting through the Great Lakes region. But it isn't until late week that forecasters are watching for another round of active weather.

Early model guidance suggests a low pressure system moving up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard will bring precipitation back into southern Ontario for Thursday. However, the exact track of this system will determine whether that comes in the form of rain or snow. Either way, colder air is set to descend behind the system, dropping temperatures by as much as 10 degrees across the region for Friday and Saturday.

ontario friday temperatures

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