Snow and freezing rain prompt Special Weather Statement for Toronto

Feb 20 2019, 1:23 pm

It’s going to be another nasty day in Toronto.

According to Environment Canada, a low-pressure system is making its way over from the southern Great Plains and will settle over the Great Lakes today.

Not only can you expect periods of snow and ice pellets throughout the afternoon, but freezing rain is also on the forecast for this evening, creating a messy commute for drivers.

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This will result in periods of snow around noon, which will be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 50 km/hr for a brief period.

Around 4 pm, the snow will become a mixture of snow and ice pellets, as temperatures begin to climb. These conditions will continue through the evening commute.

By 8 pm, Environment Canada is forecasting the slushy mix of snow and ice will transition into freezing rain for a few hours before changing into rain overnight as temperatures rise above the zero degree mark.


Environment Canada

The weather agency is reminding the public that untreated surfaces may become icy and slippery. So, regardless of your plans this evening, make sure to give yourself enough time to get to your destination.