Alerts for: City of Toronto

Statements

11:50 PM EST Monday 02 March 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

A system bringing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain to Southern Ontario Tuesday.

A low pressure system developing over the American plains will track towards Southern Ontario, bringing a wintery mix of precipitation to the region Tuesday.

For Extreme Southwestern Ontario east towards the Niagara Peninsula: precipitation is forecast to begin as snow or ice pellets then transition through a period of freezing rain before temperatures rise above zero and a change to rain occurs. The freezing rain may persist for a few hours Tuesday afternoon and many locales will likely require a freezing rain warning, to be issued around 5 AM tonight.

Further north, for areas east of Southern Lake Huron to regions north of Lake Ontario including the Greater Toronto Area: precipitation is expected to be predominantly snow, however, it could be mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain at times Tuesday afternoon or evening. General snowfall amounts in the 5 to 10 cm range will be possible with lower amounts in areas that receive more ice pellets or freezing rain.

There is still some uncertainty with regards to precipitation type and amount. Environment Canada meteorologists are watching the evolution of this system closely and will issue further statements or alerts as needed.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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