Focus already shifts to the 'next one' after double storms hit Ontario

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Focus already shifts to the 'next one' after double storms hit Ontario
Focus already shifts to the 'next one' after double storms hit Ontario

Two rounds of snow that impacted much of southern Ontario this week made for some pretty impressive snow totals, especially in areas that saw a lake enhanced boost on the western side of Lake Ontario. Light flurries will gradually wind down through the day on Friday, though with the threat for some locally heavy snow squalls off of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, which could compromise travel conditions under the more potent bands.

By Saturday, as the region gets set for a well deserved break from the active weather, the focus quickly shifts to the next one that threatens another 5-10 cm of snow to round out the weekend. The difference with this weekend storm however, will be the milder air that accompanies it, which could impact accumulations for areas that mix with rain. More on what we're watching for the weekend, below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mostly pleasant weather for much of the weekend, with abundant sunshine and near seasonal temperatures

  • Snow develops late Sunday night and continues through Monday morning, widespread 5-10 cm expected

  • Milder temperatures forecast Monday, rising above freezing across the region

SATURDAY: PERFECT CHANCE FOR SNOW CLEAN-UP -- OR OUTDOOR PLAY IF YOU'D PREFER

Saturday will be the perfect opportunity to get a good handle on the clean-up that became complicated amid persistent snowfalls across southern Ontario all week.

Abundant sunshine and near seasonal temperatures forecast for much of the weekend will also make for some ideal conditions to get outdoors and enjoy all of the fresh snow that has fallen.

That's ahead of the next system that closely follows late Sunday and threatens the next shot of widespread snow to start out next week.

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SUNDAY: NEXT SHOT AT WIDESPREAD SNOW AS COLORADO LOW PUSHES THROUGH

Forecasters are keeping an eye on this potential weather-maker for Ontario, a Colorado Low that will push into the Great Lakes on Sunday night and into Monday.

"Snowfall potential will need to be refined over the weekend, but it looks like this system could deliver another 5-10 cm to the region," says Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter.

WATCH: TIMING THE LATE WEEKEND SYSTEM

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This system however, will be accompanied by a southerly flow and some milder air, so there is also the potential that southern parts of the region could mix with rain at times, cutting into the snowfall accumulations.

Conditions are expected to remain unsettled, but generally milder through the last week of February.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the weekend system that threatens Ontario.