Special weather statement issued for southern Ontario ahead of snow, freezing rain on Sunday
Heavy snow falls as a person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 carries an umbrella while crossing a road in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, December 21, 2020. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning on the first day of winter with up to 5cm of snow expected for Metro Vancouver and up to 20cm for other areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TORONTO -- A special weather statement has been issued for Toronto and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area ahead of snow and freezing rain Sunday that could create hazardous travel conditions.
Environment Canada said in its advisory that a low-pressure system will move across the Great Lakes starting Sunday through Monday, bringing wintry conditions in the region.
“Precipitation will begin as snow Sunday afternoon then will change to ice pellets or freezing rain Sunday evening before changing to rain by Monday morning,” the federal agency said.
“Freezing rain warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer.”
On Sunday, the high will be 3 C with a wind chill of -4 in the morning.
Wet conditions will persist on Monday with periods of rain or snow. It will also be windy with a high of 7 C.
The sun will return Tuesday, but the temperature will drop, reaching only a high of -3 C.