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Environment Canada storm update: Between 10-15 cm of snow to fall in Toronto

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DH Toronto Staff Mar 12, 2017 11:14 pm 430

Well, it may not be 25 cm, but it’s going to start snowing in Toronto today and it’s not going to stop until tomorrow night.

Environment Canada’s latest update (as of 5 am this morning) on the approaching winter storm is that we can expect closer to 10-15 cm of snow to fall in Toronto between now and tomorrow night.

The heaviest snow will take place overnight tonight, possibly turning Tuesday morning’s commute into a nightmarish drive.

Meanwhile, the City of Toronto has also maintained an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for today:

Get ready for winter’s last big hurrah, Toronto.

You can read Environment Canada’s full statement below:

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected by Tuesday night.

Snow will develop during the day today and continue into Tuesday night. Snow is expected to remain generally light today with heaviest snow to falling through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning.

Northeast winds gusting to 50 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in localized blowing snow. Travel conditions today into Tuesday night may be hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.

Snow will taper to scattered flurries Tuesday night as the low pressure system moves east.

There remains some uncertainty in the exact track and strength of this low pressure system. Current indications are that snowfall amounts will remain below warning criteria, however if the track of this low shifts, it is possible that a warning may be required.

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DH Toronto Staff

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