GTA drivers beware. Toronto's weather will likely be a nightmare on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning as an onslaught of wet snow sweeps its way across Ontario. Heavy snowfall and longer travel times are expected in the region through Thursday with a more significant weekend system bringing further problems to the roads. So it's time to grab your hat because things are going to get messy. 

If you enjoyed Tuesday’s mild temps, you’re not going to enjoy yourself for the rest of the week as they are forecast to drop drastically, and snow is expected to develop through the evening.

So, you’re going to want to get out and make the most of the day because it is definitely going to be one of those, stay inside and make yourself hot chocolate kind of nights.

According to The Weather Network, several regions of GTA will get 1 to 3 centimetres of wet snow, including the city of Toronto and Hamilton.

However, accumulation of up to 5 centimetres or more are predicted for areas along and north of Highway 401, so remember to drive slow as conditions will be slippery. The Niagara region will also get at least 2 centimetres of the white stuff.

The Weather Network warns that bursts of snow could hit the GTA throughout Wednesday, which could also lead to low visibility for drivers. 

Things might seem bleak for Torontonians, but it’s nothing to what our neighbours to the east are dealing with.

Ottawa and other eastern Ontario cities are under special weather alerts with 5 to 10 centimetres of snow expected to accumulate by Thursday.

Heavy snowfall is also on the table for this weekend, especially along the 401 corridors.

Travel conditions near the highway are predicted to be impacted throughout the weekend as more snow hits the Toronto area. 

According to the Weather Network, Toronto may get an additional 10 centimetres of snowfall throughout Saturday. 

"This will bring widespread snow across southern, central and eastern Ontario, including the Highway 401 corridor," explained The Weather Network's meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

"This system will have widespread impacts on travel with 10 to 15 cm of snow for much of the region," he added.

Thankfully, if you live in downtown Toronto, you won't see as much as 20 centimetres, but you'll still want to pull out your winter boots.

So, bundle up!


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