Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Toronto

Jan 7 2019, 8:58 pm

To kick off the week, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto.

While the city was expecting snow today, the precipitation has turned into a mix of light snow with ice pellets, amounting to 2 cm.

It also warns that some freezing rain is possible this evening.

“A weak band of light snow at times mixed with ice pellets may affect the area from midday into the afternoon,” states Environment Canada. “Latest analysis is suggesting that very little accumulation is likely, with only a trace to perhaps a couple of centimetres possible.”

But while snow won’t accumulate much, the statement is forecasting a more significant area of precipitation is expected to move into the area early this evening.

“A brief period of freezing rain is possible in the evening before precipitation changes to rain, especially for areas away from Lake Ontario,” it says, warning it may be an impact on the evening commute.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution, particularly this evening, as untreated roads may become slippery.

Today’s high is expected to reach 0°C, with the wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. The wind chill is expected to reach -16°C in the morning, according to Environment Canada.

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