Toronto to be hit with snow, strong winds and freezing rain tonight

Jan 22 2019, 1:55 pm

Just when we thought we’ve seen the worst winter weather for the week, Mother Nature seems to have other plans in store for Toronto.

Environment Canada has issued a new special weather statement ahead of the “dramatic change” of weather that is expected to bring freezing rain, snow, mild temperatures and strong gusts of wind to the city.

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Snow is in the forecast for this evening, which will gradually turn into freezing rain overnight. The weather agency is forecasting the freezing rain could last throughout the morning, which could result in a very messy morning commute.

“A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it,” said Environment Canada in a release.

This evening, a band of snow will move through the region with most areas getting 2 to 5 cm of snow. The snow will gradually change over to a period of freezing rain later tonight.

“The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain on Wednesday with the passage of a warm front. A brief thaw will arrive with temperatures soaring several degrees above freezing.”

The weather agency is also forecasting strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 70 to 80 km/hr on Wednesday.

Environment Canada

Stay warm out there, Toronto.