Winter Weather Travel Advisory issued for Toronto
TORONTO, February 27, 2023 – Winter has slowly crept up on us, and now it is jumping up and down and flailing its hands. That’s right, you guessed it – more snow is headed our way later today. A weather advisory has been issued for Toronto and most of southern Ontario tonight by Environment and Climate Change Canada. For Toronto specifically, this winter weather travel advisory has been upgraded from a special weather statement that was previously in effect. Look for a a messy mix of precipitation with heavy snow expected at times starting late afternoon, Monday with accumulations of 5-10 cm.
What can we expect with this Weather advisory?
ECCC says that “snow is expected to begin late this afternoon or early this evening” during the evening commute and “may be heavy at times this evening.” This may change to snow mixed with ice pellets late this evening before “tapering to light snow, drizzle or freezing drizzle by early Tuesday morning,” reads the report from ECCC.
Advisory Forecast from Environment and Climate Change Canada Feb. 27-28
Snow, ice pellets and high winds are headed our way.
Snow is expected to be heavy at times with total accumulations of 5 to 10 cm, changing to ice pellets late evening, followed by light snow and freezing drizzle early Tuesday morning.
Peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 centimetres per hour, particularly during the evening commute.
Reduced visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow and slippery surfaces due to accumulating snow.
Strong easterly winds gusting up to 60 km/h today and tonight followed by strong westerly winds gusting up to 60 km/h Tuesday.
Beginning late this afternoon or early this evening and ending by early Tuesday morning.
Road Travel Warning:
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.
Check road conditions:
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.
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