There’s a chance the Greater Toronto Area will celebrate a white Christmas.
According to Environment Canada meteorologist Gerald Cheng, a weather system will bring significant amounts of rain into the area on Christmas Eve that could turn into snow overnight due to the cold air following the system.
“There is a shot there could be 5 cm of snow, at least,” Cheng said. “There is cold air behind the system that will change the rain into snow. But will that cold air come quickly enough, will we have enough snow, that is really the question right now,” he said.
Cheng expects between 1 and 5 centimeters of snow on Christmas Day.
Cheng added that the Environment Canada forecast shows a daytime temperature of 2°C with wind on Christmas Eve in Toronto, followed by an overnight low of -6°C. Christmas Day is expected to be cloudy and cold with a daytime high of -4°C. Temperatures could feel colder due to the wind chill.