You better not pout, you better not cry, your morning commute's getting worse and we're telling you why. A special Toronto weather statement has been issued and it sounds like conditions are about to turn nasty. Southern Ontario looks set to be hit with a mix of snow and rain which is seriously threatening to affect your drive.
The Government of Canada issued a weather statement on Wednesday, warning drivers of the imminent threat that is expected to make roads slippery and icy.
The statement warns of rain turning to light snow overnight and even colder temperatures on Thursday morning. That combination is likely to make roads icy and driving hazardous.
Think slushy, slippery, and slow.
According to The Weather Network, the cold front southern Ontario faced on Tuesday is only going to get worse quickly. With a mix of lake-effect snow and wind gusts, drivers should also expect poor visibility in some areas across the GTA.
"This will likely be the first snow of the season for the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara region," warns TWN meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
According to TWN, the majority of places away from the lakeshore and north of the 401 could actually see one to three centimetres gathering up by Thursday mid-morning.
It's official -- according to meteorologist @50ShadesofVan, we're on flake watch for the Greater Toronto Area ❄️ Th… https://t.co/QwPMgORhmg— The Weather Network (@The Weather Network)1573076100.0
"A few spots above the escarpment could even approach 5 cm, such as the Orangeville and Fergus area," says Gillham in the article.
According to CTV News, the City of Toronto has already sent out their salt trucks in preparation for the weather that could potentially cause roads to get icy or slippery.
Salt brine will be applied to hills and bridges this evening. This is our first outing for the 2019/20 winter seaso… https://t.co/oElOEnZ4Vr— TO Winter Operations (@TO Winter Operations)1572967450.0
Weak system pushing through southern #ONwx tonight with rain/snow mix changing to snow by early Thursday morning fo… https://t.co/GVhHXBkZ6e— Brad Rousseau (@Brad Rousseau)1573081389.0
So, if you haven't already, get those tires changed, grab your winter jackets and snow boots, check your car fluids, and stick that emergency shovel in the trunk. You may well be needing them for the rest of this month.
If you're a driver in the city, prepare to stay alert as the roads could get a little rough.