February 8, 2010 — A system in the United States will brush past Southern Ontario tonight, and could dump up to 25 centimetres of snow in some places.
Dust off that shovel and get your snow-blower out of storage. For the first time this year, you might be needing one or the other if you're in Southern Ontario.
A low pressure system that's picking up steam in the United States will stretch north of the border tonight, bringing heavy amounts of snow to places like Windsor and London. Up to 25 centimetres could fall Tuesday night through Wednesday.
The city of Toronto will only see about 5 centimetres of snow; but that's still expected to slow the Wednesday morning commute.
'This is the first good dumping we've seen this year,' says Weather Network Meteorologist Mark Robinson. 'We would normally consider this an average storm in the GTA, but because we haven't seen many storms this winter, it has become something special.'
Police are asking drivers to be extra careful on the roadways, and to leave themselves plenty of extra time.
This has been a mainly snow-free winter for the Greater Toronto Area. In fact, the last time the region saw a significant amount of snow was December 13th.
For more information on how this incoming storm could affect your drive to work, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your Highway Conditions and your Driving Hazard Index come up at :25 and :56 minutes past each hour.