Currently in Toronto — December 16th, 2022

Snow mixing drizzle tapering off by midday

The weather, currently.

An icy mess has caused power outages and numerous accidents on the roadways. However, conditions will gradually improve tomorrow. Much of the city will see 5-10cm of snow, but the north and east of the city will see about 15-25cm, as the temperatures are a little colder. This same storm system brought blizzard conditions and deadly tornadoes to parts of the US.

Tomorrow's forecast includes wet snow mixed with drizzle, and a wake-up temperature near 2°C. It will start to taper off by lunchtime, with some sunny breaks developing for the afternoon. However, an isolated snow shower is still possible. Our temperature will drop through the day. Dress for -1°C, as that will be the temperature when you head home. This also means anything wet will freeze, leaving walkways slick. The wind will be moderate at times gusting  20-30km/h from the east.

Friday night: cloudy periods with a low of -2°C, feeling like -7°C.

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A thick layer of ice buildup in the Cambridge area Courtesy: Twitter @wx_larry

What you need to know, currently.

The US is expecting a massive surge of cold air from the north next week. The Climate Prediction Center issued their 6-10 day outlook, and the map shows below average temperatures all next week, aside from California and parts of the American West, which will likely see above average temperatures.

However, this year, the Midwest will experiences temperatures about 80% below the region’s average.

“The risks with this will be very cold temperatures, which will affect vulnerable populations,” said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Megan Montero. “The best thing to do ahead of a blast of cold like this one is to protect the 4 P's. Do things to protect pets, pipes, plants and people.”

What you can do, currently.