Environment Canada issues winter weather travel advisory for Toronto

Dec 1 2019, 6:17 am

December has arrived and with it some winter weather.

Environment Canada has issued a “Winter Weather Travel Advisory” for Toronto, in effect for Sunday morning and afternoon.

“A strengthening low pressure system is expected to bring a wintry mix of weather to the area beginning this morning. Precipitation will likely begin as ice pellets with a risk of freezing rain before transitioning to snow late in the morning or early afternoon,” states the advisory.

“The snow is then expected to taper off later in the afternoon to freezing drizzle or flurries.”

The weather agency said some areas may see snow and ice pellet accumulations of 5 to 10 cm, and additional snowfall is possible later tonight with a few centimetres likely.

Along with the snow and ice, there will be strong wind gusts up to 70 km/h, so reduced visibilities are also possible.

“Travel on roads will likely become hazardous,” warns Environment Canada.

Additionally, Environment Canada is calling for a high of 0°C but with the windchill, it will feel more like -12°C, so make sure to bundle up.

Environment Canada

Flurries are expected to end late Monday morning, then expect a mix of sun and cloud for the rest of the workday.