Ontario: Quick shot of mild air but unsettled weather looms for the weekend

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Ontario: Quick shot of mild air but unsettled weather looms for the weekend

Many in the south will notice the bump in temperatures Thursday, but the slightly-above seasonal daytime highs will be brief, as will any showers that pass through the region in the afternoon. Friday will be pleasant, but an incoming Colorado low is set to move in for the weekend, bringing rain, gusty winds, another boost in temperatures and a thunderstorm risk to the south, while snow will fall in northern areas. For what we know, see below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chance of light showers for southern Ontario Thursday afternoon
  • Temperatures hit double digits in south briefly
  • Weekend Colorado low brings more rain, gusty winds, thunderstorm risk in south, snow in the north
  • Keep on top of ALERTS in your area.

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THURSDAY: SNOW EASES OFF IN THE NORTH, SOUTH COULD SEE PASSING SHOWERS

Most of the heavy snow in the north has moved out, with only 1-2 cm left to fall in areas close to the Quebec border Thursday morning before it exits Ontario by afternoon.

The same cold front will spread some brief, passing showers across southern Ontario through the afternoon. Not much will accumulate, with the heaviest amounts limited to 5 mm or less in the southwest and parts of central Ontario. Areas to the north, Sudbury and eastward to the Quebec border may get 5-10 mm of rain through Thursday.

ONrain

Temperatures will hit the double digits in parts of southern Ontario Thursday, reaching daytime highs above seasonal for this time of the year. The GTA is typically around 7°C for this time of year.

ONThursTemp

A stateside low tracking through Ohio and New York state will spread the northern edge of showers to extreme southwestern Ontario through Thursday overnight. The relatively mild conditions will be short-lived as temperatures will drop back to seasonal Friday, conditions will be dry.

WEEKEND: COLORADO LOW MOVES IN

A Colorado low will move into Ontario this weekend bringing rain, mild temperatures and the risk for thunderstorms across the south. A swath of accumulating snow is expected to spread across northern Ontario through Sunday.

While there is still some uncertainty with timing, rain may arrive in southern Ontario Saturday afternoon. The risk for thunderstorms will occur overnight into Sunday morning. Gusty winds will also accompany this system across the province.

ONSatTemp

"If we see a break in the rain showers Sunday, temperatures will likely climb into the mid-upper teens for southern Ontario," Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg says.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to update the forecast details.

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