Snow Squall Watch Issued for Toronto as Afternoon Commute to Be Affected

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A snow squall watch has been issued for the City of Toronto by Environment Canada and both the afternoon and evening commute are expected to be affected.

According to the weather agency, “A well organized snow squall originating from Lake Huron will move across the area late this afternoon into this evening. At this point, it seems very likely this band will impact the afternoon and evening commute for areas near the north shore of Lake Ontario. Areas further east along the St. Lawrence River might also be impacted as well.”

The squall will be capable of producing 2-5 cm of snow within an hour, potentially creating near-zero visibility at times due to the quickness of accumulation as well as blowing snow. Environment Canada is encouraging travellers to consider postponing and non-essential travel.

It is currently sunny and -5.9°C in Toronto, -15°C with the wind chill.

This comes after a mid-week snowfall that was, thankfully, less than expected, but one that did, however, cause nearly 200 collisions across the GTA in a 24-hour period.

Drive safe out there.

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