"Long duration" snowfall to affect several commute times on Thursday

Feb 5 2020, 10:46 am

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto this week, warning of ice pellets and snow throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday.

The statement said that there’s a risk of freezing rain, and snowfall in the area is expected to be between 5 to 10 cm.

“The Thursday morning and afternoon commutes are likely to be affected,” reads the weather agency’s statement.

And in addition, The Weather Network said that ‘long duration’ snow will threaten “multiple commute times.”

The Weather Network reports that the system coming through the region may bring widespread snow, “significantly jeopardizing the early morning commute.”

The good news is, there won’t be enough ice to cause any problems for trees or powerlines, according to  Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

In its weather outlook, it shows the heaviest amounts of snow expected overnight, with 2 to 4 cm.

Thursday morning’s commute is expecting 1-3 cm, which is also the same amount expected for Thursday evening’s drive home.

The Weather Network

Overall, the city may see about 10 to 15 cm through Friday.

“Light snow may also linger into Friday morning as a second system tracks well south of the region, adding a few additional centimetres to the overall total snowfall,” says the Weather Network.

The Weather Network

So as you head out for work on Thursday, be prepared for a snowy commute.