It's time to grab your snow boots and shovels because it's going to be a snowy mess in the GTA this weekend. A Toronto weather statement was issued for the City of Toronto on Friday morning by Environment Canada, warning residents of the harsh storm that is about the hit the city. Strong winds and up to 15 centimetres of snow are expected to hit the city starting on Friday night.
According to Environment Canada, not only should Toronto buckle down for 10-15 centimetres of snow, but wind gusts of up to 60 km/h will also be a concern throughout the weekend.
The wind is expected to harshly blow snow throughout the storm which could make "travel hazardous," and visibility low according to the weather agency.
“An approaching low pressure system will bring snowfall to Southwestern Ontario beginning overnight which will spread eastward to the Golden Horseshoe on Saturday morning," reads the alert.
Also, the government agency warns that there is a possibility that rain could also be in the mix this weekend as well.
However, this isn't the only weather alert that the city is facing. Toronto had previously been issued a similar alert for extreme cold after temperatures dropped down into the negative double digits on Thursday.
So, if you’re going to be commuting today, you’re going to want to layer up.
The cold alert was issued by Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health on Thursday when temps were expected to drop to -12 C overnight.
Anyone travelling this weekend should exercise caution as Toronto will be hit by flurries on Saturday night.
City officials also cautioned that exposure to cold weather “could be harmful to your health.” So, try to stay inside if you can.