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Toronto’s first big winter storm of the decade hits Saturday


Toronto first big winter storm – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Warning stating, “Significant winter storm expected Saturday.”

According to the Nation’s most trusted weather source, a low pressure system will impact southern Ontario this weekend. Rain, freezing rain, and snow are all possible with this system.

The weather warning reads, “Significant rainfall amounts are expected for areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Freezing rain is expected to affect most areas from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario. Significant ice accretion or build up is possible. Snow will affect areas east of Georgian Bay with significant snowfall amounts.

Expect travel to be adversely impacted. Allow for extra time if you must take to the highways.

There is still uncertainty as to which areas will be the most impacted with this system but we will keep you updated with information from the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre that is closely monitoring the situation. Warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer.

Toronto first big winter storm

Sunday there is a 60 percent chance of flurries and it drops to minus 8 at night with more flurries Monday and a low of minus 5 at night.

Meanwhile tonight in Toronto will be extremely cold at -13 degrees Celsius or -16 with the windchill. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries tonight and things will warm up to zero degrees tomorrow just in time for the Leafs’ outdoor practice at Nathan Phillips Square.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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