Snow for Wednesday morning commute
It may be the first week of spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the winter gear just yet.
Snow is on its way and many Torontonians can expect about two centimetres to have already fallen by the morning commute on Wednesday.
“It looks like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, but the snow is coming” said Environment Canada meteorologist Rob Cuhn.
The agency initially forecasted that the snow would start falling by mid-afternoon on Tuesday but Cuhn said the storm was slightly delayed.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement of the city of Toronto Tuesday night, stating that a strong low pressure area over Iowa is making its way over to southern Ontario.
“Latest indications suggest the heaviest snow will fall in regions from Southern Lake Huron across the Stratford Cambridge and Woodstock areas to Hamilton and Niagara,” the advisory stated. “Snowfall warnings are in effect for these regions.”
Cuhn said it is expected to start snowing in the city at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday with a total of five to 10 centimetres by the evening.
“It will be quite gradient across the city and the further west you go in the GTA, the heavier the snowfall will be,” he said. “By Wednesday night the east could see as little as two to three centimetres.”
The weather will begin to clear again on Thursday, added Cuhn, with plenty of sun but temperatures hovering below the freezing mark.
Daniela Germano, Staff Reporter