Heavy snow expected to fall Saturday

The status yellow snow-ice warning will come into effect at 11pm this evening, Saturday, and will expire at 6am on Monday morning.

In addition, southeasterly winds will strengthen late Saturday night into Sunday morning with wind gusts between 46 and 57 miles per hour.

According to the Met Office, heading into Sunday, "a band of rain and hill snow will cross the United Kingdom, giving snow locally to lower levels in the north".

Precipitation will wrap up around noontime Sunday on a cloudy day in which the high temperature will be in the low 40s.

Met Éireann say that showers will occur and that there's a risk of hail.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind: NW 5-10. High temperatures will climb above freezing, but only topping out around 35 degrees. A Wind Advisory has also been issued for the afternoon, as gusts of 40 to 50mph will be possible after Noon through about 7pm.

The forecast calls for a chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle before 8 a.m. Saturday followed by snow and a high that might finally push the lakes area above freezing by 1 degree. Snow is likely Tuesday night. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province. If you have plans early, expect temperatures in the upper 30s, but overnight lows will fall back into the 20s and lower 30s.

Wednesday will continue windy and showery with strong northwest winds, which will ease later in the day and on Wednesday night.

On Sunday night wintry showers will gradually become more isolated and become confined to the west and north overnight.

After weeks of bitterly cold temperatures and mountains of snow, it looks like the GTA is in for a bit of a warmup this weekend.

Conditions should improve by Sunday afternoon for most areas, but some icy spots are still possible across the higher terrain of northern Mass. into New Hampshire.

  • Tracy Klein