While springtime is officially upon us, old man winter looks set to make a return this week.
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada, calling for wintry weather in the coming days.
According to the weather agency, ”a weak disturbance moving along the line of an arctic front draped across the region will bring a coating to a few centimetres of snow to areas north and east of the Greater Toronto Area into Eastern Ontario on Tuesday,” while ”a cold rain or a rain-wet snow mix is expected across much of the Golden Horseshoe, and just a few showers and mild April like temperatures will be experienced in Southwestern Ontario.”
However, that’s not the worst of it, a stronger low pressure system is expected to track towards southern Ontario later in the week, bringing with it the threat of significant amounts of precipitation.
”Latest indications suggest significant snow is possible over areas extending from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay across northern parts of the Greater Toronto Area into Eastern Ontario. Freezing rain and ice pellets may be a significant issue to deal with across a large part of Southwestern Ontario, the Golden Horseshoe and parts of Eastern Ontario. A significant rainfall may be an issue to deal with over locales closer to Lake Erie.”
Environment Canada says the exact track of this storm remains uncertain and that even a slight shift in the track of this storm will affect how much snow, freezing precipitation or rain falls at any particular location.
They are advising motorists to be prepared for the return of hazardous winter driving conditions.