Significant amounts of rain, snow and possibly freezing rain are expected to slam into Toronto, along with most of eastern Canada Wednesday, said Environment Canada in a special weather statement.
“Such a track would be favorable for an initial round of mixed precipitation (tonight) and early Wednesday changing over to plain rain for much of Wednesday and Thursday, and then back to snow Thursday night“.
A storm that’s making its way across the U.S.is expected to bring heavy rains and severe thunderstorms to the Deep South and East Coast, with the Rockies and Midwest experiencing some snow.
Snow starts Wednesday morning with snowfall amounts of about 5 cm but the major storm is forecasted to begin Wednesday night.
Most of this storm will bring a cold, wind-driven rain to Oklahoma.
“Then watching for a chance of rain showers Sunday afternoon… turning to about 1″ of system snow Sunday night into our leap day, Monday. But here’s the good news first – NWS is calling for today’s high to reach an nearly spring-like 69 degrees with partly cloudy skies throughout the day. Meanwhile, some meteorologists and social media-rologists took the low road of hyping this potential storm with dramatic graphics depicting snow, ice, doom, and gloom for the Northeast.
According to the advisory, a mixture of rain and snow will spread over the region this afternoon between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. today.
Wednesday morning will consist of mainly rain with a possible brief period of freezing rain. Icy spots and light freezing rain is still possible early Wednesday morning inland, especially northwest of 495. Localized downpours are likely into Thursday morning as the winds turn south and strong gusts kick in. Very heavy, flash flooding rainfall will be possible. A chance for occasional showers along with some thunder continues into the evening hours with the low expected to stay above 50 degrees.