A low pressure system making its way up from the U.S. is expected to wreak “winter havoc” in the Greater Toronto Area, starting Tuesday afternoon and lasting into Wednesday morning.
Environment Canada has the city of Toronto and the surrounding areas under a winter storm warning as more than 20 centimetres of snow is expected for the city, with 30 centimetres of snow more likely for areas outside Toronto such as Halton Hills, Milton, Brampton, Mississauga, York and Durham.
Global News Meteorologist Anthony Farnell tells AM640’s John Oakley Show the heavier snow will intensify into the evening, with the heaviest amounts of snow forecasted for tonight.
“This is the real deal. This is a big storm.” Farnell said. “In fact, we could double our snowfall totals for the entire season with this storm alone.”
Some blowing snow is also expected with this system. Farnell says that, combined with all the snow, could easily lead to a snow day for thousands of students across southwestern Ontario. “We’ll have wind gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour which will lead to white out conditions. Especially in some rural areas where the snow really piles up, I would expect some bus delays and cancellations.” Farnell said.
But it’s not all doom and gloom.
Farnell says next week will bring much milder temperatures to the GTA.
“Just wait until next week because spring will be here.”