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Southern Ontario Warms Up To 8°C While Northern Ontario Braces For 25 Cm Of Snow

Southern Ontario enjoys spring-like weather while Northern Ontario faces winter snowstorms.

@Chu-wen Lin |  & @ Jan Antonin Kolar |

Two regions are experiencing completely opposite weather right now despite being in the same province. While southern Ontario is warming up to 8°C temperatures, northern Ontario is bracing for 25 cm of snowfall. The weather looks drastically different on both sides of the province. 

Southern Ontario has been enjoying some nice spring-like weather as winter officially comes to an end. Temperatures have warmed up tremendously, and the city has been experiencing warmer temperatures this past week than before, with the trend expected to continue into the weekend.

However, it’s like a different world in the northern part of the province. Winter is very much still a trend in Northern Ontario, and spring is not making an appearance yet. 

The winter weather is still so intense that Environment Canada has even issued a snowfall warning for several regions in Northern Ontario today. Up to 25 cm of snowfall is expected starting today on Thursday, March 14 into Friday.

Check out the areas that are affected in Northern Ontario by the weather alert. As you can see, most regions are highlighted in the map from Environment Canada. 

Via Environment Canada

“Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, along with local blowing snow,” reads the weather alert from Environment Canada. The reason for the snowstorm? “This snowfall is associated with a Colorado low which will track across Northern Ontario tonight,” says Environment Canada.

Environment Canada is also warning drivers to be careful on the roads. “Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” reads the alert. “Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”

Meanwhile, southern Ontario cities like Toronto are currently enjoying temperatures of 8°C right now, according to the forecast from Accuweather. In other words, the weather is crazy different through Ontario. 

Next week, temperatures are even expected to rise to 10°C in Toronto, Accuweather predicts. It will also be sunny all of next week as well, starting on Sunday, March 17. Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather, Torontonians! 

Here’s hoping that the weather in northern Ontario starts lookinglike the southern part of the province. We’re hoping for spring weather across the province soon!


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