Toronto Is About To Get A Major Snowfall
Break out the mits and hats.
If you were wishing for a white Christmas, there's a good chance you'll get it.
According to Environment Canada, Toronto is going to have snow all week leading up to the big day. Approximately 10 to 15 cm of snow will hit the city by Friday afternoon, with a risk of drizzle throughout the day.
The Special Weather Statement was issued by Environment Canada yesterday and remains in effect for Thursday, December 21 as even more snow is expected to hit the city in the next 48 hours. Yesterday, 5 to 10 cm of snow was expected to land between Thursday and Friday. Now, Environment Canada is warning that some areas could see up to 15 cm of snow with an additional 5cm added to Friday’s forecast.
Here's how much snow to expect with #ONStorm for the #GTA. Widespread 10-15 cm, with the west end of Lake Ontario likely to pick up the most. For areas like #Kitchener and #Waterloo elevation changes slightly, so it's possible some parts could see up to 15 cm as well. pic.twitter.com/HdWlloOPE5— Leeanna Mclean (@leeannamclean) December 21, 2017
And you'll want to keep an eye on the roads. The weather agency says that Friday's rush hour commute "could be particularly slow and messy." Drivers are warned to be prepared for a reduction in visibility and "poor winter travelling conditions" both this evening and throughout Friday.
Temperatures on Saturday will rise above freezing only to fall again dramatically ahead of Christmas Eve, according to The Weather Network. On Christmas day, "a fresh coasting of snow" is likely to come to most of southern Ontario.
Again, keep an eye out on the roads. Stay safe, Toronto.