Not over yet: Up to 15 cm of snow and ice pellets still expected in Toronto tonight

Feb 12 2019, 9:53 pm

The snow hasn’t stopped yet, Toronto.

In case you were wondering.

In fact, a winter storm warning is still in effect for the city, with with total snow and ice pellet amounts near 15 cm, freezing rain, and strong winds continuing tonight.

“A wintry mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain continues across the area late this afternoon. This mix of precipitation is expected to transition back to snow this evening,” states the late afternoon warning. “An additional 5 cm of snow is expected tonight.”

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While wind has eased a bit across the region, areas closer to the Lake Ontario shore will still see winds of up to 70 km/hr.

“Visibilities have improved late this afternoon however local blowing snow is likely tonight as the precipitation changes back to snow,” it warns.

This weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross Southern Ontario tonight into Wednesday.

“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,” says Environment Canada. “There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

Today’s weather prompted over 400 flight cancellations at Pearson Airport, and most schools and universities in Toronto were closed as well.

Here’s hoping for a less snowy Wednesday.