Environment Canada issues Winter Weather Travel Advisory for Toronto

Feb 27 2020, 1:09 pm

February is holding on tight to Toronto, and the Winter Weather Travel Advisory issued by Environment Canada on Thursday is a stark reminder of that.

In effect for this evening and overnight, the advisory warns of snow squalls off of Lake Huron may cause reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow, as well as poor road conditions in Toronto.

The weather agency also states that there is a greater threat for heavy snow squalls on Friday.

Environment Canada

On Friday, it’s expected that flurries will begin in the morning, with snow squalls hitting in the late morning and early afternoon — both will continue into the night.

Up to 10 cm of accumulation is expected , and the high will be -3°C but will feel like -16°C in the morning, and -10°C during the day.

All of that’s to say: a full balaclava will certainly be appropriate attire.

The weekend will bring sunnier skies, though Saturday still serves up a chance of flurries both day and night, with a high of -4°C and a nighttime temp of -8°C. Sunday warms up to 1°C, with flurries only anticipated in the evening.

As of now, the beginning of next week looks to be mild, with Monday and Tuesday being 4°C and 7°C respectively.

Periods of flurries or rain are called for on Monday, while Tuesday shows periods of just rain.