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Special Weather Statement has been issued for Toronto and GTA


It has been a long time coming, but Toronto is about to get its first snowfall this winter and of 2024. That’s right, at 6:55 PM EST, Saturday January 6, 2024 a Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). There is not need to get too concerned about major shovelling but you can expect a slushy mess as ECCC says accumulations of 5 cm light snow are expected in Toronto Mississauga, Brampton, York and Halton this evening. Additionally, the snow may be heavier around the lake.

At this time (9:00 pm) snow accumulations are greater as you move away from the lake.

The statement by ECCC says, “accumulating snowfall likely tonight. Hazards: 5 cm of snow, with locally higher amounts possible.

Special Weather Statement for Toronto and GTA

Slippery roads

Drivers are advised to be prepared for slippery road conditions, as the snow continues to fall from this evening until early Sunday morning.

The light snow has been moving over the region as of early this evening, with a band of slightly heavier snowfall affecting areas closer to the Lake Ontario shoreline.

This area of heavier snow is expected to diminish in intensity as the evening progresses, but periods of light snow should continue through much of the night.

How much snow?

Snowfall amounts are not expected to be too significant but enough to make getting around, more of a challenge with 5 cm are likely, although slightly higher amounts are possible in areas under the heavier snow band.

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.

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