Update: As of 3:06 pm, Environment Canada stated the advisory has ended.
In addition to the City of Toronto’s Extreme Cold Weather Alert, there’s an additional travel advisory for the afternoon.
Environment Canada issued the winter weather travel advisory just before noon on Friday.
According to the advisory, brief periods of heavy snow and blowing snow giving reduced visibilities are likely until about mid afternoon.
- City of Toronto issues Extreme Cold Weather Alert today
- The Weather Network forecasts colder than normal temperature for February
- Up to 15 cm of snow forecasted for Toronto early next week
The good news is, due to the brief nature of the heavy snowfall, significant accumulations are not anticipated.
But motorists are advised to exercise caution as visibilities may suddenly be reduced.
Environment Canada has forecasted that Toronto will see some flurries today, with temperatures falling to -8°C this afternoon, but it will feel more like -18°C with the windchill.
By tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy and we’ll see a 40% chance of flurries, and a low of -17°C overnight, but it will feel more like -23°C.