We are under a special weather statement. Environment Canada says a winter storm is on the way that will bring 10 to 15 cm of snow and ice pellets, freezing rain, and strong winds. Snow will begin early tomorrow morning. It will mix with or change to ice pellets later on. Strong easterly winds gusting to 80 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow. There is also a risk of freezing rain.
At this point, Environment Canada has not issued watches or warnings for the GTA. It is possible that precipitation totals could be significantly less.
4:36 AM EST Monday 11 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:
- All areas highlighted in grey.
Winter storm with 15 to 20 cm of snow and ice pellets, freezing rain, and strong winds Tuesday and Tuesday night. Snow will begin early Tuesday morning. Snow will mix with or change to ice pellets later Tuesday. Strong easterly winds gusting to 80 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow. Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 20 cm are possible before ending Wednesday. There is also a risk of freezing rain. Travel is likely to be affected. This weather is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.
Watches and warnings may be required as this event draws closer. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Photo Credit: Environment Canada