Environment Canada says a vicious winter storm should be expected in Toronto during the holiday weekend.
In a special weather statement issued late Monday afternoon, the agency warned of a “significant winter storm” that is forecast to hit “late this week”.
The statement read in part,
“Precipitation may begin as rain or snow late Thursday before possibly transitioning to rain in many areas early Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday leading to a potential flash freeze for locations that receive rainfall. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by strong to potentially damaging winds along with snow that may be heavy at times. Blizzard conditions are possible late Friday into the weekend for areas downwind of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.”
However, there’s no estimates for how many centimetres of snow can be expected just yet.
The agency also urges residents of southern Ontario to consider altering plans through the holiday weekend “as travel conditions may become dangerous.”
“Temperatures Friday night into the weekend will likely be the coldest of the season to date,” Environment Canada adds in the statement.