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flurries in the north of toronto

Toronto: In the north of Toronto, flurries are in the forecast on Wednesday night, yet it is expected to be restricted to a light dusting, says Environment Canada.

On Wednesday, the city could be the coldest night of the week, with the low of 0 degree Celsius estimated.

Severe meteorologist with Environment Canada, Rob Kuhn said on Sunday, “In my opinion, at present, I don’t think any wet flurries are expected for Toronto, or wet snow yet.”

“We’ll have to keep an eye on it. It’s going to be getting close. But to the north of the city, that’s a different story,” added Rob.

There is a slight chance of flurries in the northern parts of Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions.

The forecast in the north of Barrie calls for a low of –1 degree Celsius on Wednesday night, with 40% chances of rain showers or flurries as the temperature dips low.

Kuhn said that the flurries are lake effect precipitation.

That means cold arctic air will pick up moisture as it passes over the still warm waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.  Once it gets over land, the moisture will fall as rain or, if the temperature dips low enough, as flurries.

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