Snow in the Forecast for Toronto and Southern Ontario

Heavy Duty Snow Ploughs and Snow Blowers keep the runways clear and the airport open
Heavy Duty Snow Ploughs and Snow Blowers keep the runways clear and the airport open

Heavy Duty Snow Ploughs and Snow Blowers keep the runways clear and the airport open
Heavy Duty Snow Ploughs and Snow Blowers keep the runways clear and the airport open

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – If your travel plans for the day include heading to southern Ontario, then they also include snow.

Special Weather Statements are in effect for all of southern Ontario, as an Alberta Clipper makes its way to eastern Canada.

Environment Canada reports, “An Alberta clipper will sail across Southern and Eastern Ontario today and tonight, bringing a general snowfall to all the regions. Latest indications suggest a total of 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall from Grey – Bruce east across Muskoka into the Ottawa Valley. Further south, most regions will receive 5 to 10 cm of snow in total, except for the Windsor and Chatham areas where snowfall amounts will be 5 cm or less due to brief ice pellets or freezing rain mixing in mainly this morning.

In the wake of a cold front associated with the clipper, brisk and gusty northwesterly winds will usher in fresh and colder Arctic air beginning this evening. Blowing snow in areas exposed to the stiff northwesterly flow is expected tonight as the cold air moves in.

Driving conditions will deteriorate after the snow arrives this morning, motorists should expect to deal with poor winter driving conditions as untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery. Low visibility in snow and occasional blowing snow may also contribute to the poor winter driving conditions. The snow from this clipper will likely have considerable impact on the afternoon and early evening commute home from work.

Environment Canada Special Weather Statements in Effect

Location Warning Watch Statement
Algonquin
Bancroft – Bon Echo Park
Barrie – Orillia – Midland
Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland
Brockville – Leeds and Grenville
Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet
City of Hamilton
City of Ottawa
City of Toronto
Cornwall – Morrisburg
Dufferin – Innisfil
Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
Elgin
Grey – Bruce
Haliburton
Halton – Peel
Huron – Perth
Kingston – Prince Edward
London – Middlesex
Niagara
Oxford – Brant
Parry Sound – Muskoka
Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes
Prescott and Russell
Renfrew – Pembroke – Barry’s Bay
Sarnia – Lambton
Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
Smiths Falls – Lanark – Sharbot Lake
Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac
Waterloo – Wellington
Windsor – Essex – Chatham-Kent
York – Durham