Special weather statement upgraded to 'significant' snowfall warning for Toronto

Feb 26 2019, 9:11 pm

The special weather statement issued for Toronto tomorrow has been terminated, and a snowfall warning is now in effect.

According to Environment Canada, a significant snowfall of up to 15 cm is expected for Wednesday, February 27.

The national weather agency says snow is expected to reach the Golden Horseshoe early Wednesday morning and will continue through the day before ending in the evening.

Many areas in the region will receive close to 15 cm of snow by Wednesday evening, according to Environment Canada, while locally higher amounts up to 20 cm are possible in regions near Western Lake Ontario.

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“It appears that the heaviest snow will fall in the afternoon, resulting in a significant impact on the commute home late in the day. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination,” reads a statement from Environment Canada.

Wednesday’s snow event will be from another low-pressure system that will form over the southern plains states. This latest low will pass by just to the south of Lakes Erie and Ontario on Wednesday.

Environment Canada

The weather agency says rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations and visibility may suddenly be reduced at times in heavy snow. There also may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Regardless of your plans this Wednesday, make sure to drive slow and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.