U.S. storm to slam Toronto: Warning for a very messy Wednesday

Winter Scene in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It’s going to be a snowy, messy day for those that live or work in Toronto.

A storm coming up from the southern U.S. hit extreme southwestern Ontario around 5 or 6 a.m this morning.

“Our official forecast is for 8 to 15 cm for Toronto, but likely seeing more like 8 to 12 cm, I would say,” said Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. “More down to St. Catherine’s and Hamilton will see closer to the 13 to 15 cm range in those areas. The more south, the more snow.”

Environment Canada issued a warning this morning as well for the Toronto area: “Motorists should exercise caution and allow extra time to reach their destination. Hazardous winter driving conditions due to accumulating snow and low visibilities in bursts of heavier snow continue this morning as expected.”

After the storm hits Toronto, the storm will continue up and reach the Montreal and Ottawa area around 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. where they will see around 8 cm of snow.

“It will be snowing again in most of the region through the morning and into the afternoon hours,” said Anderson. “Roads will be slippery and the snow is going to be more of the powdery type. It will be very slow and there will also likely be airport delays at Pearson.”

That’s not the last of the snow for Toronto, though – Ontario’s capital is going to get hit again on Friday, but this time with thankfully less than 3 cm.