NetNewsLedger Weather Update: Toronto Faces Dual Weather Advisories on January 9, 2024

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Toronto – Weather Update – January 9, 2024 – Toronto is currently under two significant weather advisories, with residents bracing for a mix of snow and substantial rainfall. Residents are advised to be cautious of changing weather conditions throughout the day.

Advisory 1: Significant Rainfall Alert

  • Hazard: Expected rainfall ranging from 20 to 30 mm, which could potentially lead to ponding on roads.
  • Timing: The peak of the rainfall is forecasted for this afternoon through the evening.
  • Details: The storm system moving into southern Ontario is set to bring precipitation, initially as snow, transitioning to rain by afternoon or early evening. Near Lake Ontario, higher rainfall exceeding 30 mm is possible, warranting the potential for rainfall warnings.

Advisory 2: Winter Weather Travel Caution

  • Hazard: Anticipated snowfall of 5 to 10 cm, likely to create hazardous travel conditions.
  • Timing: Snowfall is expected to start late this morning in the Greater Toronto Area and early afternoon in regions east of Cobourg, continuing into the evening.
  • Details: The snowfall, heavy at times, is anticipated to switch to rain later in the day. While areas closer to Lake Ontario may see lesser snow due to an earlier changeover to rain, difficult travel conditions are expected. Motorists and pedestrians should be prepared for challenging road and sidewalk conditions.

Today’s Forecast:

  • Morning to Afternoon: Cloudy skies with snow beginning in the morning, transitioning to rain or snow by afternoon. Snow accumulation is estimated at 5 to 10 cm, except near Lake Ontario, where it could be around 2 cm. Rainfall could reach 10 to 15 mm. East winds are expected to blow at 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h. The high is projected to be around +2°C.
  • Evening and Overnight: Rain is expected to cease after midnight, leading to cloudy conditions with a 60% chance of showers. Additional rainfall of 10 to 15 mm is possible. Winds will shift from east to southwest, gusting up to 50 km/h, with temperatures rising to +4°C by morning.

Looking Ahead:

  • Wednesday, January 10: Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain showers transitioning to flurries in the morning. Winds from the west at 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, with temperatures dropping to +1°C in the afternoon.
  • Thursday, January 11: The forecast suggests cloudy skies with a 70% chance of snow and a high of 0°C.

Safety Tips and Information:

  • Residents should stay informed on flooding updates by consulting local Conservation Authorities or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
  • Motorists are advised to adjust their driving to the changing conditions, and if visibility is reduced, use headlights and maintain a safe distance.
  • Check the Ministry of Transportation website or social media for updates on road conditions.
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