Toronto will be experiencing its first real taste of winter for this year, with over 10 cm of snow expected to fall throughout the GTA and across southern Ontario over the next 24 hours.
The snowfall began on Sunday night and is anticipated to continue through to Tuesday morning. The heaviest periods will occur on Monday afternoon, possibly affecting the commute home.
Environment Canada has isssued a special weather statement regarding the frigid temperatures and significant bouts of snow expected to accumulate: "An An Arctic cold front will cross Southern Ontario late this afternoon into this evening. It will likely be accompanied by a brief burst of heavier snow with reduced visibilities affecting travel."
The winter conditions hitting the city are due to an Alberta Clipper low pressure area that will make its way across the southern regions of the province. Citizens are advised to take extra caution when driving as the snow will produce poor driving conditions, and to consider switching to their winter tires as soon as possible. As for transit users, they are advised to bundle up for the chilly temperatures and plan ahead for a slower commute.