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Winter Travel Advisory Is In Effect For Southern Ontario

Get ready for a burst of snow today if you live in southern Ontario. There is currently a winter weather advisory in effect for the southern part of the province, including the GTA. The winter travel advisory is being observed right before the New Year's Eve festivities, so try to stay off the roads if you can. Thankfully, the burst of bad weather is not expected to go into this evening. We could get bursts of snow showing up throughout the morning as well as strong winds of up to 70 km/h, according to Environment Canada. It's going to be super windy and there could be low visibility on the roads, Environment Canada warns.Two to four centimetres are expected to hit the ground, but the snow will be brief and short-lived, according to The Weather Network.The snow is advancing eastward, Environment Canada reports. Although it may only be a short burst of bad weather, the winds are still extremely high with "near-zero visibility", The Weather Network states, so be cautious on the roads. After yesterday's ice storm, we can't seem to catch a break. Luckily, tonight is looking like a clear evening, though a bit cold. It will be sitting at around -8 C with the windchill, so definitely wear extra layers if you're spending extended periods outdoors.

While a snow squall watch that was in effect this morning has now been lifted by Environment Canada, a travel advisory has replaced it. The squalls are still on the radar but are less of a perceived threat than they were previously. We can still expect those 70km/h gusts and freezing temperatures.

Some areas just north or south of the GTA are still under a snow squall watch, however. 

The consensus seems to be that the bad weather and low visibility can be expected until early afternoon. Once the evening is upon us, the weather is supposed to relax a little, but it will still be quite cold across the board. Happy New Year to all.

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