Toronto Weather Alert: Freezing Fog Advisory in Effect, Morning Commute May Be Affected

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Weather Alert

Current Conditions and Advisory Notice

TORONTO – NATIONAL WEATHER – As of 6:15 AM EST, Toronto is enveloped in freezing fog with temperatures at 0°C, accompanied by a barometric pressure of 102.3 kPa, which is on a downward trend. The city is under a fog advisory due to near-zero visibility in certain areas, significantly impacting early morning travel. Humidity levels have peaked at 100%, adding to the dense atmospheric conditions.

Visibility and Commute Implications

Travellers in Toronto should be prepared for hazardous conditions this morning due to the dense fog affecting visibility. The fog is expected to lift as the morning progresses, but its presence may lead to the formation of black ice on roads and sidewalks, where temperatures remain below freezing. Motorists are advised to exercise caution, reduce speed, and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

Safety Recommendations

If you encounter reduced visibility while driving, it is crucial to slow down, keep an eye out for the tail lights ahead, and be prepared to stop if necessary. The safety of all road users is paramount during these challenging conditions.

Today’s Forecast and Looking Ahead

Despite the foggy start, today’s weather is set to clear up, with fog patches dissipating in the morning and a pleasant high of 7°C expected. However, tonight sees a shift with increasing cloudiness and a 60% chance of showers, with temperatures holding steady around 6°C.

For Friday, February 9, the forecast predicts mainly cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers transitioning to a 30% chance of morning drizzle. Winds will shift to the southwest at 20 km/h in the morning, pushing temperatures to a high of 12°C. The UV index is forecasted to be 1 or low, indicating minimal sun exposure risk. The night will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and a low of plus 3°C.

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