Drizzly, Rainy but Mild this Weekend...Dec 13th

  • Light drizzle will continue through the day today and the risk will remain through Saturday morning as well
  • Temperatures continue to warm up and should hit a seasonal 7 this afternoon, 7 or 8 all weekend and into early next week too
  • The next Pacific storm system is set to bring heavier rain starting Saturday afternoon, continuing through the evening for 5-10 mm to the south coast
  • Drizzle and fog will redevelop Sunday and through the first half of next week as well. Looks like we get into a high pressure system for a few days but it may end up locking in low level moisture and fog rather than clearing things out
  • The next storm system won't hit though until Wed or Thu for steadier rain.
  • Some long range models are hinting at a drop in temps towards the end of next week but most outlooks are tending towards more rain rather than snow

Weekend Winter Storm - Starts Tonight in Ontario
  • A storm system is developing today in the southern plains that is looking to track through the Great Lakes and up the east coast of Canada over the weekend
  • Millions of people will be affected south and north of the border with heavy snow from the Ohio Valley through to Atlantic Canada
  • This will be the first major snowfall of the season for the Greater Toronto Area- snow will begin tonight for southwestern Ontario and will spread across the region through Saturday
  • Models are coming together for 10-15 cm totals, most falling through Saturday evening and early Sunday morning for Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal
  • Environment Canada has already issued a winter storm watch for Hamilton, Burlington & Oakville for at least 10-15 cm by Sunday morning where amounts will be enhanced by the easterly winds over the lake
  • Many people will be waking up to shoveling snow and winter driving conditions for Sunday

Atlantic Canada Impacts
  • Looks like the system picks up steam (and possibly a new centre) as it hits the mid Atlantic coast - tracking towards the Maritimes and Newfoundland Sunday into Monday
  • Significant snow, ice pellets, strong winds and blowing snow is expected Sunday for much of Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton - still a lot of uncertainty in exact track and therefore exact amounts, but could be a 30+ cm story for some
  • This will be a major winter storm for Newfoundland Sunday into Monday

Oh And it will also be Cold for Most of Canada this Weekend..
  • The prairie arctic airmass is pushing east over the weekend bringing: -17 wind chills right now to Toronto and the rest of southern ON & QC (even colder over the weekend)
  • Wind chill values of minus 25 to minus 33 are on tap for the Maritimes tonight
  • Meanwhile the back-end of the arctic boundary is draped across Alberta - pleasant weather for Calgary but -30 wind chills today, warming up to zero to bring melting and freezing conditions to Edmonton tonight and tomorrow morning

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