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

Hundreds gather in downtown Toronto to rally for Mi'kmaq Fishers

Someone in Toronto just photographed all the vacant storefronts on Queen West

Frontline worker finds bike stolen after working 28-hour shift at Toronto hospital

A ridiculous amount of trash was just taken out of a Toronto ravine

Toronto wildlife experts warn that bleaching pumpkins could kill animals

Someone in Toronto just transformed their house into an epic Halloween lights display

Toronto now has a giant red panda made of hay bales

Ontario extends pandemic emergency orders until end of November