Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Toronto

Jan 8 2020, 6:34 am

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the City of Toronto in advance of a significant snowstorm expected for Saturday.

Rain, freezing rain, and snow are all possible, as a low pressure system is reportedly predicted to hit southern Ontario over the weekend.

Significant rainfall amounts are expected for areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, while freezing rain is expected to affect most areas from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario.

Significant ice accretion or build up is possible, and significant snowfall amounts will affect areas east of Georgian Bay.

It’s still uncertain to Environment Canada which areas will be the most impacted with this system, but travel is expected to be impacted.

The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre is continuing to monitor the situation, and further warnings may be issued nearer to the weather system’s arrival.

Toronto Weather Forecast / Environment Canada

Despite the treacherous precipitation anticipated, temperatures over the weekend aren’t so brutal. Friday is looking at a projected high of 8ºC, with 5ºC on Saturday and -3ºC Sunday.

Night temperatures are expected to be 5ºC, -3ºC, -6ºC respectively.