Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning

GTA faces snowy morning commute
WATCH ABOVE: GTA faces snowy morning commute.

If you’re travelling throughout the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning, make sure you leave plenty of extra time in your commute as a snow storm is set to hit the region.

“Snow will begin before most of us wake up in the morning and continue until just before noon,” Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell warned.

“This is a fast-moving Alberta clipper and while amounts won’t be extreme, the timing is very bad for anyone that needs to commute in the GTA.”

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Farnell said five to 10 centimetres of snow could fall and areas just north of downtown Toronto should see the highest amounts.

“The snowfall rates of one or two centimetres per hour during the heart of the morning rush is the big problem,” he said.

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“Plows and salt trucks will get trapped in the traffic just like the rest of us, so expect snow covered and slick roads until at least noon Friday.”

However, Farnell said the system won’t bring strong winds so there will be limited blowing snow.

Winter weather forecast 2019: What Toronto and Ontarians can expect this season
Winter weather forecast 2019: What Toronto and Ontarians can expect this season

He said weather conditions should improve in the afternoon and all of the snow will likely melt by early next week.

The forecast high for Friday is 0 C, according to Environment Canada.

The City of Toronto said salt brine was going to be applied to hills and bridges ahead of the storm.

Developments on the storm will be posted on throughout the day on Friday.

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