TORONTO, ON, November 27, 2021 – Sunday is looking like it will be the first day Torontonians break out the snow shovels as a Winter weather travel advisory in effect for Toronto and most of southern Ontario. That’s right the first fluffy flakes have already begun to fall this late Saturday night, with most of the 3 – 10 cm of accumulation expected to arrive in the GTA through the night into Sunday morning.
As part of Environment Canada’s Winter Weather Advisory, Canada’s trusted weather source says, “Accumulating snowfall expected Sunday. This will be the first snowfall of the season for many locales and will likely impact road conditions. Motorists are advised to exercise caution as untreated roads may become icy and slippery.”
The Winter Weather travel advisory is in effect for:
- City of Toronto
- City of Hamilton
- Burlington – Oakville
- Halton Hills – Milton
- Mississauga – Brampton
- York- Durham
- Eastern Ontario
- Sarnia – Oxford – Brant – Lambton – Windsor – Essex – Chatham – Kent
Residents across most of southern Ontario who have put off switching from their summer tires to winter treads, are best advised to avoid the roads on Sunday. Although, Environment Canada is saying only 3 – 6 cm of snow is expected, perhaps stay home, shovel and get a head start on the Holiday decorating. Snow accumulations near London and Lake Huron areas cold be as much as 10-cm by late in the day according to The Weather Network.
The snow in the Toronto area is expected to begin Sunday morning and persist throughout the day before moving out Sunday evening. Snowfall accumulations of more than 3 to 6 cm are possible in some communities “due to easterly winds off of Lake Ontario.”
Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.
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.