"Significant snowfall" prompts special weather statement for Toronto

Jan 16 2020, 1:31 pm

If you — like many others across the city — plan to go out on Friday night, you’d better pack your parka.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for significant snowfall expected overnight on Friday night through to Saturday evening in Toronto.

The statement declares that an approaching low pressure system will bring the snowfall to Southwestern Ontario starting Friday, overnight. From that time, the system will spread east, towards the Golden Horseshoe on Saturday morning.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are reportedly expected. In some locations, there may be a transition towards rain late on Saturday.

Additionally, strong winds up to 60 km/h may create areas of local blowing snow. During these times, visibilities will be reduced, which can make travel hazardous.

As such, be prepared to adjust driving to changing road conditions.

Toronto Forecast / Environment Canada

Sunday also sees a chance of flurries, with an expected temperature of -0°C and then -11°C at night. On Monday, the sun will peek out and the daytime temperature will sit around -4°C with the night being as cold as Sunday’s.

Tuesday will see sun and temperatures of -3°C and -7°C, for day and night respectively. 

For the most up-to-date information, continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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