A train of wintry systems will close out the year in Ontario
Temperatures will linger on the milder side for the remainder of the week as a series of systems treks across Ontario through this weekend.
Tuesday was a calmer and somewhat milder day than Monday, and for the rest of the week, we're looking at a milder end to December, with above-seasonal temperatures. The skies, however, won't be completely clear, with an active weather pattern bringing several opportunities for rain, snow, and ice through the weekend. More on what to expect in the coming days and beyond, below.
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INTO WEDNESDAY: OVERNIGHT SNOW LOOKS TO BE LIGHT
A relatively weak system was poised to move into Ontario Tuesday night, bringing a chance of accumulating snow in the north, but a considerably smaller chance in the south.
By Wednesday morning, people in the southwest will be waking up to a scant few centimetres, and those likely to be short-lived, as temperatures return to the above-zero realm.
While this does bode more conversational than a nuisance, morning commuters should still watch out for some slick spots on the roads, especially in southwestern Ontario.
THURSDAY AND BEYOND: TWO MORE SYSTEMS FOLLOWED BY A PATTERN CHANGE
Another system will creep into southern Ontario overnight Wednesday, bringing the region another chance for a mixed bag of rain, freezing rain, and snow, potentially hampering your commute once again. Be sure to check back for details as the system draws closer.
Temperatures will remain seasonal or slightly above seasonal across the region through the end of the month as Arctic air remains bottled up across Western Canada. Daytime highs look to be a little above zero for many communities across the region, though with ample cloud cover.
Our next big system will be a Colorado low racing toward the Great Lakes this weekend, which could bring the whole spectrum of precipitation to southern and eastern Ontario. The system will precede a slight pattern shift heading into the first week of January, allowing colder air to spread into Ontario.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for all the latest weather updates across Ontario.