Southern Ontario Outlooks

We heard you loud and clear! Winter weather has an impact on your life, no matter how minor it may appear. For the first time ever, we’re offering winter weather outlooks that are updated every morning (between 10am-12pm) and evening (between 10pm-12am) regardless of severity.

Bookmark this page and be sure to check back daily for all the weather information you need to know in order to prepare for today, tomorrow and up to 5 days in advance! Whether it’s 5 or 50cm of snow, freezing drizzle or an ice storm you can be sure that Instant Weather has you covered!

Tip! When there is an active outlook, click on the image to view the full forecast including a written discussion and the ability to enlarge the map(s).

Detailed Storm Forecasts

This is where you can find our current forecasts for upcoming storms - these forecasts include more details than our normal outlooks like regional impact and timing along with maps that cover the entire duration.


Snowstorm Forecast

Valid: Mon. Nov. 11th - Tues. Nov. 12th


General Winter Outlooks

Last Update: Nov 10, 2019 (1:05PM)

General winter outlooks are issued when any of the following weather conditions are expected: snow, freezing rain, extreme cold and damaging wind gusts.

Day 1 outlooks are issued during the evening update and are valid thru to 12am the next day. Day 1 outlooks are also updated in the morning and are valid between 12pm-12am that day.

Day 2-3 and 4-5 outlooks are issued as needed during the evening update and updated daily.

STORM MODE ACTIVE: Daily outlooks will return Tuesday morning - Please see our detailed storm forecast above.

Day 1 Outlook



Day 2-3 Outlook



Day 4-5 Outlook



Snow Squall Regional Outlooks

Last Update: Nov 12, 2019 (1AM)

Snow squall outlooks are issued for Southern Ontario’s ‘snowbelt’ regions when a lake effect snow or snow squall event is expected within the next 3 days. Once issued, outlooks are updated daily as needed.

Georgian Bay - East

Valid: No Active Outlook


Georgian Bay - Southeast

Valid: Tues. Nov. 12th - Wed. Nov. 13th

Lake Huron - Northeast

Valid: Tues. Nov. 12th - Wed. Nov. 13th

Lake Huron - East

Valid: Tues. Nov. 12th - Wed. Nov. 13th

Lake Huron - Southeast

Valid: Tues. Nov. 12th - Wed. Nov. 13th

‘Snow Day’ (Bus Cancellation) Outlooks

Last Update: Nov 11, 2019 (9:45PM)

School bus cancellation outlooks are issued when there is a 5% or greater chance of bus cancellations or school closures due to weather conditions.

The outlooks are issued the evening before and are valid for the next day. New this year, we will also have a preview of our school bus cancellation outlook during our morning update so you can have more time to prepare for potential cancellations!

Evening Outlook

Valid: Tues. Nov. 12th


Morning Preview

Valid: No Active Outlook


Disclaimer: Instant Weather’s outlooks are currently in a testing phase and not guaranteed to be updated on time. These products may be discontinued at any time if demand isn’t sufficient to allow us to continue offering this service.