A green Christmas is on tap for people in the GTA, but according to the Weather Network about half of all Canadians will still enjoy a white Christmas this year.
The Network’s chief meteorologist is calling the mixed bag of weather across the country “a tale of two seasons.”
Scott believes that southern Ontario straight through to Atlantic Canada will be snow-free, and some areas can even expect rain on Christmas Eve.
But it’s a very different picture from northern Ontario to British Columbia. He said in those regions, excluding Vancouver and Victoria, the ground will be snowy.
“Most of these places that have snow on the ground won’t actually have snow falling, so travelling to friends and family will be pretty easy,” he added. “Any more tricky travel would be well to the North: northern Ontario, northern Quebec and Labrador.”
But, he said, there shouldn’t be any “big-ticket storms” on Christmas Day.
The warmest point of the week in the GTA is expected to arrive early Christmas Eve morning.
The forecast suggests the temperature will reach 15 degrees on Thursday, which would beat Toronto’s current warm weather record for Christmas Eve of 12.2 degrees set back in 1964.
It’ll be cooler on Christmas Day, but still above seasonal with a high of 6 degrees under a mainly sunny sky.