first snow toronto

Toronto's first snowfall of the season expected this week

Don't look now, Toronto — but the first snowfall of the season is upon us. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Thursday night, and there's a good chance that the city will witness at least a few flurries.

Right now Environment Canada is calling for a 40 per cent chance of precipitation on Thursday, but with a low of -9C, the conditions are ripe for a blow to any dreams we had of holding off the winter for a few more weeks.

This week's forecast, courtesy of Environment Canada.

Perhaps worse, there's also a chance for flurry activity on Saturday night as well, when the temperature is expected to be -1C. I'm not sure what's worse, the possibility of snow or the near certainty that it's about to get very cold.

It's actually quite typical to get flurries or a thin blanket of snow around this time in November. Fortunately, it rarely stays on the ground for too long. Let's hope that's the case this year — or, better, that we dodge this winter weather altogether for a little while longer.

Bring on the snow in December. At least then all of our holiday markets will be up and running.

Lead photo by

Fifth Business


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Doug Ford is facing more family legal issues

Toronto police lay charges after busting 150-person party

You can join a bunch of very happy cows on a livestream from this Ontario sanctuary

40% of people in Toronto say they would pay to work remotely out of a coffee shop

It looks like the stay-at-home order in Ontario may be extended yet again

This is how famous people in Canada wished their moms a happy Mother's Day

Colombia protests arrive in Toronto as the calls for justice go global

Evergreen Brick Works is an old Toronto brick factory turned nature escape