Spring may have officially arrived, but more snow is on its way.
Torontonians can expect to see about 2 to 4 centimetres of snow by Wednesday morning, said a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.
Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach a high of 6C as clouds begin to accumulate.
Precipitation is heading north from the United States, and is expected to hit Southwestern Ontario by Tuesday mid-afternoon. Areas south of Toronto are expected to receive freezing rain, ice pellets and snow, while Toronto and the GTA is expected to get only snow as temperatures dip to -4C.
“A lot of folks are thinking that spring has officially arrived. Maybe they have the idea that they can put away the snow tires or that’s the last of the winter-like weather. I guess it’s a bit of a reminder that we can still have a bit of snowfall through the month of March in the GTA,” said Environment Canada climatologist Geoff Coulson.
The snowfall may continue into the month of April as well, he added.
By the time the precipitation ceases Wednesday evening, Toronto will get between five and 10 centimetres of snow.
Environment Canada is urging drivers to exercise caution throughout Southwestern Ontario since the varying conditions will likely produce slippery roads. With strong easterly winds on Wednesday, there will also be reduced visibility as a result of blowing snow.
However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Clear skies are expected for Thursday and the sunny streak will likely remain until early next week.
“The only downside is that we’re expecting temperatures to remain cooler than normal. Normal highs for Toronto should be 6C and we’re only forecasting temperatures just above freezing,” said Coulson.
--Liem Vu, Staff Reporter