Frigid temperatures are making a return to Ontario
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 9:28 PM -
After a brief Wintermission, the cold has returned to Ontario. Special weather statements have been issued for much of the province as the drops in temperature will come with powerful wind.
“A sharp cold front is slicing through Ontario this afternoon," said Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. "And it will bring gusty winds to southern Ontario as well the Ottawa Valley with gusts up to 90 km/h.”
Wind warnings have been issued for the Northeast shore of Lake Erie and Picton-Sandbanks Park where these powerful winds are expected. These winds will push through the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in the afternoon, bringing gusts upwards of 70 to 90 km/h.
But it's not just wind that is affecting southern Ontario.
“Along with the gusty winds, blowing snow and reduced visibility will hamper commuting times through this evening," Dillon said. “Accumulations should range between two and five cm of snow”
Near zero visibility is expected for some of the worst hit areas, making it important for any drivers to give themselves enough time to reach their destination safely.
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But this winter blast is just a sign of things to come this week.
“These effects come prior to the frigid air invading Toronto for the week ahead. Starting tomorrow temperatures will be hovering around -10 C with wind chills closer to -20 for afternoon temperatures and wind chills,” Dillon explained.
And with the chilly temperatures we can expect some more snow.
“With these cold temperatures coming from Northern Ontario will bring the chance of lake effect snow along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay through the week.”