New weather statements are warning Torontonians not to hang up their parkas just yet. Just in case the forecasted winter snowstorm in Southern Ontario this Tuesday isn’t enough to add extra anxiety to your workweek, Torontonians now can now officially look forward to another weekend of slippery, snow-covered conditions.
The current forecast indicates we can expect up to another 8 cm of snow throughout the course of the upcoming weekend, with temperatures plummeting to what feels-like -19°C and wind gusts of up to 48 km/hour. The weather is expected to clear up just in time for Monday morning’s commute to work – lucky us!
This news follows the Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada on Monday that a downfall of snow mixed with ice pellets of 15-20 cm will accumulate on Tuesday, causing reduced visibility.
Environment Canada continues to urge the public to avoid travel if possible, as the rapid accumulation of snow will cause roads and sidewalks to become wet, icy, and dangerous. Take a look at the 7-day forecast for the Toronto area:
Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says, "As the system departs on Saturday, the mixed precipitation will change over to snow and significant accumulations with strong winds are possible during the day on Saturday."
This month's fluctuating temperatures have taken Torontonians on a chilly ride. As for the remainder of February, the city can look forward to consistent, bitterly cold weather patterns. With these messy winter storms on the horizon, make sure you take extra precautions when trekking out of the house over the next week.