Toronto to see thunderstorms then blowing snow in same day


According to Environment Canada, a intense Low pressure system coming from the United States early Sunday morning will bring the risk of thunderstorms for the City of Toronto. This will then be followed by an abrupt cold front, which will bring intense winds and blowing snow in less than 24hrs. According to ECCC, the temperature is expected to swith from 9C during the day to -7C Sunday night.

Warnings

10:48 PM EST Saturday 23 February 2019 Wind warning in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

Major wind storm beginning by early Sunday afternoon. Very strong southwest winds with frequent gusts of 100 to 110 km/h will begin near noon in the Barrie to Toronto areas and early Sunday afternoon further east to Kingston in the wake of a sharp arctic cold front blasting across the region. Wind gusts of 120 km/h are likely in areas along the shores of Lake Ontario, especially in Prince Edward County. The damaging winds will continue into Sunday evening, then will gradually start to diminish overnight, except near Eastern Lake Ontario where they may persist until Monday morning.

Power outages are possible. Flurries and blowing snow will become issues to deal with Sunday night into Monday. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.