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Another Special Weather Statement issued for Toronto and Southern Ontario


TORONTO, January 8, 2024 – Toronto and Southern Ontario are about to get messy again as the second snowfall is about to hit the area on Tuesday morning. After receiving 5 cm of snow on Saturday night, Environment & Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for snowfall amounts of another 5 to 10cm in the GTA on Tuesday.

Snow associated with a storm system is expected to move into portions of southern Ontario on Tuesday. The snow may be heavy at times although it is sounding like the snow will turn to rain in the afternoon. Commuters can expect hazardous driving conditions on Tuesday and low visiblility.

Meanwhile, areas north of the city could receive 10 – 15 cm of white fluffy stuff, which could also get wet, heavy and turn to rain in the afternoon as temperatures rise.

Hazardous Travel Conditions

ECCC warns of hazardous travel conditions and that Rainfall amounts near Lake Ontario of 20 to 30 mm possible, late Tuesday morning to Tuesday evening.


ECCC says Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible, although amounts may be significantly lower closer to Lake Ontario where snow may change to rain sooner. Difficult travel conditions will be likely once the snow arrives.

When will the heaviest snow hit Toronto?

At this point, it appears that the heaviest snow will arrive after the morning commute, but that the afternoon commute could be significantly impacted. In areas near Lake Ontario, if the snow changes to rain earlier, rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm appear possible.

TTC is preparing for winter storm

Meanwhile for those taking public transit in the city, the TTC says it is preparing for tomorrow’s expected winter storm and it is ready to safely get those who need to travel to and from their destinations. Extra TTC employees and maintenance vehicles are being deployed throughout the system. They will be spreading salt and clearing surfaces of snow, keeping signals, switches, and overhead power operating. They also will be attending to any weather-related challenges.

Winter weather travel advisories may be issued for some regions as this event draws nearer. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

photo by Steve Uhraney

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