Toronto in the clear for snow, but not for much longer
The GTA dodged another winter wallop yet again as the weather system that brought more than 80 centimetres of snow in southwestern Ontario and north of the city is expected to steer clear again on Wednesday.
A snow squall watch is in effect north of Toronto in areas including Newmarket, Orillia, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, said Arnold Ashton, meteorologist for Environment Canada.
Newmarket and Orillia areas will have about five to 10 centimetres, and two to four centimetres are expected to fall in York Region.
But Torontonians will see sunny, clear skies and a high of -3 C Wednesday.
The past three days of crazy weather buried some parts of southwestern Ontario with snow reaching more than 100 centimetres as of Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks to the snow blasts south of the city, Blue Mountain announced that it will be opening a day early.
The slopes will open on Thursday morning, not Friday as originally scheduled.
North of the city in the Lake Simcoe and Barrie area, 40 centimetres are expected to fall between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Ashton said.
But Toronto isn’t going to be in the clear much longer.
Environment Canada predicts that a system of snow mixed will rain will hit the city on Friday, bringing up to five centimetres of snow.
By the weekend, a bigger system is expected to move in, dumping 15 centimetres of snow in the GTA.
- Daniela Germano Staff Reporter