A Special Weather Statement Is In Effect For Parts Of Southern Ontario

Most of southern Ontario is under a special weather statement. Environment Canada says starting tonight a wintery mix will hit. It will begin as snow before switching over to possible freezing rain and ice pellets tomorrow. About 4cm of snow is expected and it should impact both your morning and afternoon drive, as well as anyone driving overnight tonight. Environment Canada says there is still some uncertainty as to the exact track of this Texas-low system but you should be prepared for winter driving conditions.

4:55 AM EST Wednesday 05 February 2020
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County
  • Strathroy – Komoka – Western Middlesex County
  • Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Rodney – Shedden – Western Elgin County
  • Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County
  • Sarnia – Petrolia – Western Lambton County
  • Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
  • Windsor – Leamington – Essex County

Snow and ice pellets expected tonight into Thursday. A low from Texas is expected to move towards the lower Great Lakes on Thursday. Snow will arrive tonight, and may become mixed with ice pellets before coming to an end by Thursday night. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

There is still some uncertainty as to the exact track of the low. At this point, total snowfall amounts are expected to be in the range 5 to 10 cm. The Thursday morning and afternoon commutes may be affected. Environment Canada is closely monitoring this situation.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan