Storm to bring snowy commute Friday morning
With 10 to 15 cm of snow expected in Toronto and the GTA throughout the day on Friday and winds gusting up to 80 km/h at times, commuting Friday morning may be tricky, said Environment Canada meteorologist Jim Prime.
“The blowing snow is probably what people are going to notice when they’re driving in, because the winds are going to pick up and we’re going to have that fresh snow.”
The light flurries falling early Thursday should end by mid-morning, Prime said. But a low-pressure system currently in Colorado is expected to bring a fresh wave of winter weather to southern Ontario overnight.
Prime predicted snow would begin falling in the Windsor area around midnight Thursday and would start accumulating in Toronto a few hours later. But only about 2 to 4 cm are expected overnight in Toronto, with the majority of accumulation coming during the day on Friday.
While Toronto and the GTA are looking at about 10 to 15 cm, the area from Windsor to Niagara, along the shore of Lake Erie, is under a winter storm watch and predicted to get up to 20 to 25 cm. of snow in some parts, Prime said.
As for temperatures, Toronto can expect a high of zero on Friday and -3C on Saturday under sunny skies. But things will warm up into Sunday and Monday with predicted highs of 4C and 9C respectively.
--Christine Dobby, Staff Reporter