Up to 15 cm of snow now forecast for Toronto in the next 48 hours

Dec 21 2017, 1:50 pm

The Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada yesterday remains in effect for Thursday, December 21 as even more snow is expected to hit the city in the next 48 hours.

Yesterday, 5 to 10 cm of snow was expected to land in Toronto between Thursday and Friday, with snowfall forecast to taper off on Friday morning. Now, Environment Canada is warning that some localized areas could see up to 15 cm of snow (an additional 5 cm added to Friday’s forecast) alongside possible freezing drizzle throughout the day.

Poor winter travel conditions are expected with chances for the Friday morning rush hour commute to be particularly slow and messy.

Stay safe out there, Toronto.

Environment Canada Special Weather Statement

10 to 15 cm of snow tonight into Friday.

Snow is forecast to begin falling late this afternoon with general snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm by Friday morning. An additional 5 cm is possible on Friday, however there will also be the risk of freezing drizzle through the day.

Some areas could see locally higher snowfall amounts, possibly in the 10 to 15 cm range, under a heavier band of snow tonight.

Motorists should be prepared for reductions to visibility and poor winter travelling conditions this evening into Friday. The Friday morning rush hour commute could be particularly slow and messy.

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