Alerts for: Barrie - Orillia - Midland
10:18 PM EST Sunday 21 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
- Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
- Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
Some un-Christmas-like weather for the first few days of winter.
Sunday evening at 6:03 PM EST marked the official start of winter. But mother nature isn'T paying attention to the calendar. Milder weather will settle into the region over the next few days. The exception will be Eastern Ontario on Monday where seasonal temperatures will persist.
Some rain is likely on Tuesday as a developing low pressure system over the American Midwest tracks towards the Great Lakes. Some freezing rain is possible in Eastern Ontario before milder conditions arrive there later Tuesday.
Mild, rainy weather is expected again on Christmas Eve with temperatures reaching the high single digits in many areas with some locales nudging into the low teens.
On Christmas Day, mother nature will offer a meager attempt at a white Christmas in many areas as the disturbance over the Great Lakes intensifies and heads into Northern Ontario. Cooler temperatures, strong winds and some flurries are likely although Don'T expect much if any accumulation for a white Christmas.
There has been considerable discrepancy in the weather model guidance for this holiday period. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this developing weather for the Christmas period and issue statements and any necessary warnings.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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