Winter weather advisories in place for Toronto, much of southern Ontario

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Toronto and much of southern Ontario is being warned to prepare for more wintery weather.

Environment Canada issued several winter weather travel advisories on Saturday, affecting the vast majority of southern Ontario.

“I know we had a big burst of snow already this week in Toronto and the GTA but get ready for another one,” Global News meteorologist Danielle Savoni said. “Snow Saturday night and Sunday will be heavy at times.”

The advisory issued for Toronto suggests that a “significant accumulation” of snow is expected from Saturday night into Sunday morning and throughout the afternoon.

It predicts a total accumulation of around 10 centimetres, warning that will create slippery surfaces.

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“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly,” the weather advisory said.

Savoni said some snow could still be in the air as late as Monday morning.

“Large totals are expected with Toronto to potentially get 10-20 cm from Saturday night to early Monday morning,” she said. “Lingering flurries on Monday morning could affect the commute to work.”

A similar advisory is in place for much of southern Ontario.

Northern Ontario, along with Algonquin and Burk’s Falls, does not have weather advisories in place. Nor does a strip of southern Ontario stretching from Niagara to London, Essex and Chatham-Kent.

On Sunday, the advisories were removed for more of the western portions of the province. As of 1 p.m. on Sunday, Grey-Bruce, Dufferin-Innisfil and Halton-Peel were the areas furthest west still under advisories.

By 4 p.m. on Sunday, only parts of eastern Ontario were still under winter weather advisories, which had been lifted elsewhere.


An additional special weather statement has been issued for Burlington and Oakville.

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For that area, Environment Canada has predicted a mix of snow and rain.

“A few centimetres of snow are expected this evening and then a switch to rain is likely Sunday morning before more cold air arrives and a few more centimetres of snow is possible by Sunday evening,” the special weather statement said.

The weather advisories and special statements come on the heels of a winter storm in the Greater Toronto Area that interrupted transit service and slowed roads on Wednesday and into Thursday.

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