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Good morning Barrie! Snowy commute with balmy high zero

2018-01-08 morning pic 4
Gorgeous colour show in Sunday's sunrise. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

A special weather statement is a heads up to a snowy back to school commute in Southern Ontario. 

Today's forecast calling for periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind gusting to 40 km/h. High zero.

Cloudy tomorrow with a 60 per cent chance of morning flurries then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. High minus 3.

Cloudy Wednesday with a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 2.

We'll include Thursday's forecast simply because the predicted high is PLUS 7 with a 60 per cent chance of showers.

Here are the details of the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Snow for the back to school commute in Southern Ontario today.

Snow has begun over Southern Ontario and will taper off from west to east today.

Snowfall totals will average about 10 cm with higher amounts to the northeast of the Great Lakes. However, the City of Toronto will see lower snowfall amounts of about 4 to 8 cm.

Untreated roads are expected to be slippery during the morning commute.

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Chance of showers

Chance of showers

9.7°C

Pressure
101.6 falling
Dewpoint
4.9 °C
Humidity
72%
Wind
SE 5 km/h

Forecast

Radar Satellite


Chance of showers

Tonight

2 °C

Mainly cloudy. 70 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Low plus 2.


A mix of sun and cloud

Sunday

12 °C

Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 12. UV index 5 or moderate.


Clear

Sunday night

-6 °C

Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low minus 6. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.


Sunny

Monday

14 °C

Sunny. High 14.


Cloudy periods

Monday night

1 °C

Cloudy periods. Low plus 1.


Sunny

Tuesday

15 °C

Sunny. High 15.


Chance of showers

Tuesday night

5 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5.


Chance of showers

Wednesday

16 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16.


Cloudy

Wednesday night

2 °C

Increasing cloudiness. Low plus 2.


Chance of showers

Thursday

7 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.


Chance of showers

Thursday night

-1 °C

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low minus 1.


Chance of flurries or rain showers

Friday

4 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4.


Yesterday

Low
-0.5 °C
High
8.8 °C
Precipitation
0.8 mm

Normals

Low
-2 °C
High
9 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
6:53 AM
Sunset
7:48 PM

Record Values

Type Period Year Value
Max 1987-2015 2010 18.8 C
Min 1987-2015 1995 -9.3 C
Rainfall 1987-2015 2011 13.1 mm
Snowfall 1987-2015 2003 8.6 cm
Precipitation 1987-2015 2011 13.1 mm
Snow On Ground 1987-2015 1987 6.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data