“Tomorrow’s forecast is good,” said Mr. Chahal, who lives in a suburb west of Toronto. “The cold is not going to kill us, and we are just going to have to be very patient.”
This time, the sun will show its face on Sunday, with temperatures expected to reach the 30s, the National Weather Service in Montreal wrote early Monday morning.
But on Tuesday, the sun is expected to fade, leaving Toronto at a crossroad. There is the possibility of snow, especially in areas where the high temperatures in winter are often more severe — such as the eastern part of the city or the GTA. In other parts of eastern Ontario, there will be a high risk of frost as well.
In Toronto, roads will be impassable and pedestrians and cyclists will be stuck to narrow, narrow lanes, even on Sunday, and Monday will see no rain and no street clearing. The city will be without electrical power for three weeks, and will be without a power line for four weeks. The city will rely on the power grid, which will be down for another two weeks. The city also has a long snowfall forecast: up to five inches, and snowstorms of up to one inch.
The forecast is not good for the entire day, since the temperature could dip to near zero during those three weeks.
“We’re going to be very, very lucky to be in that position,” Mr. Chahal said.
The Toronto Star contributed to this report and is the producer of the video above.