UPDATE: Possible winter wallop this weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement

Head's up, we could have some wintry weather on the way this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto, the GTA and much of Southern Ontario.

A few systems will be moving through by the end of the week.

On Friday a sharp front will lie across southern ontario, from lower Michigan to southern Quebec. Precipitation  is expected to spread into southwestern Ontario Thursday evening and through the remainder of southern Ontario by Friday morning. The exact location of the front will determine whether the precipitation falls as rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, or snow.
The most recent assessments suggest that areas north of a line from Kincardine to Barrie to Ottawa are likely to see mainly snow. South of this line, precipitation could fall as snow, ice pellets, freezing rain or even periods of rain.

This system is expected to tap into gulf moisture and drop significant snowfall accumulations Saturday night through Sunday. A significant area of prolonged freezing rain and ice pellets is also possible across the lower great lakes.
There's still a lot of uncertainty about how this system will move which could mean a change in which areas will be affected, but Environment Canada says it's very likely that travel will be impacted.

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  1. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 09:21 PM
    TO: Michelle & Dave

    Thanks for the heads up. It's nice to have lots weather updates and reporting
    when we are so close to Christmas.

    The weather is such a big factor in our lives for the next couple weeks.
    Should I visit grandmother in this storm or not, how bad is the weather, etc.

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