As mentioned yesterday, Toronto is about to get hit with its first significant snowfall.
Early Thursday morning, Environment Canada issued a weather travel advisory for the City of Toronto, in effect beginning this afternoon.
“Snow associated with a deepening low pressure system moving up along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States will reach Southern Ontario later this afternoon,” states the advisory. “The snow is forecast to continue through tonight into early Friday morning.”
Environment Canada is forecasting a snowfall of 5 to 10 cm is expected across the region, with most of the snow falling tonight.
Poor winter driving conditions are expected, and they warn that untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.
This snowfall may have major impacts on the commute this evening as well as the commute Friday morning, so drivers should plan for extra time to reach their destination.
This is the largest snowfall event so far this season, according to Environment Canada, and the first significant snowfall for many parts of the Golden Horseshoe.
The snow will become mixed with rain on Friday as temperatures edge above the zero degree mark.
The weather is expected to reach a high of only 1°C all day Thursday.
Flurries are expected through the rest of the week.
Dig out those winter boots, you’ll need them this week.