Currently in Toronto — November 17th, 2022

Variable cloudiness with flurries and cold

The weather, currently.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The below seasonal temperatures will help keep the winter scene intact for many areas of the GTA, with even a light top coating of fresh snow on the way too. Mainly cloudy for your Thursday morning and it will be cold.

The wake-up temperature will be near -2°C but feel closer to -7°C. The kids will need to layer up, and dress for below-freezing values. We will likely climb to 2 degrees but it will feel like -2°C for much of the afternoon.

Mainly cloudy with a few sunny breaks expected and scattered flurries. The wind will be moderate at times 20-40km/h from the west.

Thursday night: partly cloudy with isolated flurries and a low of -4.

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What you need to know, currently.

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California Wildfires

The strongest Santa Ana winds of the season are fueling wildfires across Southern California. A fire in Fontana was spurred by these winds Tuesday night.

Just last week, wet and chilly winter weather seemed to bring fire season to a close. November, however, had other plans. The Santa Ana winds are forecasted to subside Wednesday evening.

According to Currently’s chief meteorologist Megan Montero, “A large difference in pressure across the Great Basin and California will lead to strong Santa Ana winds in southern California through Wednesday evening.”

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued for the Transverse Ranges until Wednesday night. Wind speeds as high as 104 MPH were reported in Los Angeles County.

Climate change has made states like California vulnerable to wildfires almost all year. Californians should be cautious with ignition sources while we wait for the winds to die down.

For more wildfire safety tips check out our Wildfire Explainer.

What you can do, currently.