Toronto meteorologists say the city should be under a special weather statement starting Sunday morning as a “large cold storm” that will drop at least a couple of centimetres of snow on the GTA.
The statement announced by Environment Canada says precipitation in the GTA will begin as snow overnight into Sunday morning.
Visibility could be reduced to less than half a kilometre during morning and afternoon rush hour.
The statement says that as temperatures dip to an anticipated low of 1 C in the city and 2 C at Pearson International Airport in suburban Mississauga, there’s a chance of freezing rain on Monday morning.
The warning says they also expect snowfall to wrap up by mid-afternoon on Sunday with freezing rain and ice pellets later in the day and on Monday.
The statement suggests that due to the low temperatures, the snow can accumulate on roads and sidewalks.
Up to 3 cm of snow may accumulate in Toronto and the city is also expecting a biting wind.
The wind will blow up to 40 km/h, making driving dangerous and slippery.
Cold air and rain are expected to move into the city on Friday, which might bring a little snow or freezing rain before the weekend.
The wintery weather is expected to move onto much of Canada’s east coast, including Newfoundland and the Maritimes.
Environment Canada says the precipitation will be followed by significant wind gusts and the possibility of tornadoes.