The same system blanketing much of western Canada under heavy snow is set to move into southern Ontario late this afternoon and continue to push eastward into the overnight. Some areas like Windsor will see rain while areas further north and east will see a mix of precipitation.
For the Greater Toronto Area snow will start falling around midnight. Right now, it looks like the system will bring only snow. The city of Toronto could pick up a fresh 5 cm through Wednesday. But Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, says some of that snow could melt away before accumulating.
“Ground temperatures are still above freezing so the first bit of snow will melt until the ground cools. Out of five centimetres we might only actually see three centimetres accumulate.”
Vettese also says that the snowfall totals will depend on the tracking of the storm. If the system tracks a little further to the north, totals could be slightly higher. Conversely, if the system tracks a little further south snow totals could be less.
Drivers will want to be cautious of potential freezing rain this evening in southwestern Ontario. The system looks to bring a messy mix before changing over to snow in an area from Sarnia and London south to Chatham and St. Thomas.
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