It was another morning of brushing off the car and bracing for a slower-than-usual drive to work and school.
More snow is falling in the GTA on Tuesday and more is expected for the rest of the week.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto and parts of the GTA warning of close to five centimetres of snow possible for areas near Lake Ontario Tuesday morning.
The statement is in effect for:
- City of Toronto
- Burlington – Oakville
- Mississauga – Brampton
- Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
- Cobourg – Colborne – Western Northumberland County
An Alberta clipper-type of system moved into the area as expected early Tuesday morning bringing with it some snow.
680News meteorologist Harold Hosein said areas by the lakefront could expect three to five centimetres. The snow is expected to end by noon on Tuesday.
Hosein said this is a primer for what could come on Saturday.
“If it all comes as snow on Sunday, it could be 20-30 centimetres in some areas. If it comes as rain and snow, it may be 10 millimetres of rain and 10 centimetres of snow. However, I think we should be prepared for 15-25 centimetres of snowfall, and consider ourselves lucky if it comes down as rain.”
Porter Airlines has issued a travel advisory for Toronto, Boston, Newark and Sudbury, warning of potential delays and cancellations. Air Canada has also issued a travel advisory for New York, Boston, Chicago, Montreal and Ottawa. Passengers are being asked to check their flight status before heading to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Pearson International Airport.
So far, there are around a dozen cancelled flights at Pearson for destinations like Philadelphia, Newark, Laguardia, Columbus and Milwaukee — up to 13 centimetres of fresh snow is expected to fall Tuesday in those areas of the U.S.
On Tuesday, the City of Toronto cancelled its extreme cold weather alert. It was first issued on Monday.
The alert was issued when Environment Canada predicted an overnight temperature of -15 C or lower without a wind chill. It will be in effect until further notice.