THUNDER BAY- If your travel plans include a trip southward to Toronto for Wednesday, it might be worth packing your snowshoes. Environment Canada is forecasting a major snow storm for the entire region around Lake Ontario. Environment Canada says, “A Major winter storm has developed over Texas and is setting its sights on the lower Great Lakes. This storm will track northeast Towards Southern Ontario today, with the storm centre expected to move just south of the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario tonight and Wednesday.
Scattered flurries are expected in advance of this system today. However the main snow with this low is expected to begin tonight and continue Wednesday.
Potential snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are likely before the snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon and evening. The highest amounts will be over the Bruce Peninsula and parts of Muskoka and Haliburton to Renfrew..With lesser amounts over regions further north.
Flights to Thunder Bay, and from Thunder Bay both east and west could be impacted if the storm causes delays at Toronto’s two airports.
Air travellers are advised to keep up to date on either their airline sites, or on the Thunder Bay International Airport site.
Porter Airlines is advising passengers to confirm their flight status prior to arriving at the airport due to forecasted weather conditions. Delays and cancellations may occur.