Toronto Detailed Weather Forecast Amid Special Weather Statement

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Stay updated with Toronto's detailed weather forecast. From today's sunny spells to the weekend's rain and flurries, learn how to best prepare for the changing conditions
Stay updated with Toronto's detailed weather forecast. From today's sunny spells to the weekend's rain and flurries, learn how to best prepare for the changing conditions

TORONTO – WEATHER – Toronto is currently under a special weather statement, with a blend of sun and clouds expected today and a significant shift towards rainy and possibly snowy conditions in the coming days.

Residents should prepare for a dynamic weather pattern that includes rain, potential snowfall, and flurries.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 5:00 AM EST at Toronto Pearson International Airport, the city experiences partly cloudy skies with a temperature of 2.6°C. The barometric pressure is recorded at 102.3 kPa and is falling, indicating the approaching weather system. Humidity stands at 68%, with an east-northeast wind blowing at 10 km/h and excellent visibility of 24 km. The forecast for today predicts a mix of sun and cloud with east winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40. The high is expected to reach 9°C, accompanied by a moderate UV index of 3.

Historical Context

While today’s high of 9°C is mild for early March, it’s important to note that this day has historically seen a wide range of temperatures. The forthcoming weather conditions, particularly the shift to rain and potential snow, underscore the transitional nature of early spring in Toronto.

Expected Conditions

The weather takes a turn tonight, becoming cloudy with periods of rain totaling 5 to 10 mm. Winds will continue from the east at 20 km/h, gusting to 40, before becoming light later in the evening, with a low of 7°C. Saturday will see continued rain with an accumulation of 10 to 15 mm and a high of 8°C.

The wind will shift to the south at 20 km/h in the morning, and the UV index will drop to 1, indicating low sun exposure risk. Saturday night brings a mix of rain or snow with a low dipping to minus 1°C.

Sunday and Beyond

Sunday’s forecast predicts flurries with a high of plus 2°C, shifting to cloudy periods and a 40 percent chance of flurries at night, with a low of minus 5°C.

The weather will clear up by Monday, offering sunny skies and a high of 7°C, followed by a clear night with a low of minus 2°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the fluctuating conditions, layering is key. For today’s milder temperatures, a light jacket over a sweater should suffice. However, as the weekend approaches, prepare for rain and potential snowfall by wearing waterproof outerwear, boots, and an umbrella handy. As temperatures drop, particularly on Sunday night, consider adding a warmer coat and gloves.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that Toronto’s most significant snowfall in 24 hours occurred on December 11, 1944, when the city was blanketed with 48 cm of snow? This event remains a notable reference point when discussing Toronto’s weather extremes.

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