Drivers should prepare for a messy commute across Toronto Wednesday

Feb 25 2020, 11:59 am

Those driving to or from work Wednesday should plan accordingly, as Toronto is going to be hit with periods of snow during peak commute times.

The special weather statement issued by Environment Canada on Monday was updated on Tuesday afternoon to reflect more snow — a lot more.

Beginning Tuesday around midnight, a “winter storm” is expected to move into Toronto, becoming heavy in the afternoon on Wednesday and tapering off into flurries overnight.

Up to 20 cm of accumulation is expected by Thursday morning, Environment Canada says.

Anyone driving — for the morning commute or after work — should be prepared for poor, winter driving conditions due to the risk of low visibilities in heavy snow and quickly accumulating snow.

Environment Canada

“Both the Wednesday morning and evening commute will be impacted, but it’s the evening commute that will be the most challenging as snowfall rates will really pick up through the afternoon hours,” says Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay.

Wednesday’s high is expected to reach 0°C, with it dipping to -2°C in the evening, and snow is expected to continue into Thursday and Friday.

But on the bright side of this snowy mess, it’s supposed to be a sunny — albeit chilly — weekend in the city.