Here’s what you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s winter storm in Ontario

Special weather statements have been issued in Toronto and much of southern Ontario calling for snow and rain on Tuesday.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) forecasts complicated conditions from Owen Sound to Sydenham, Ontario, extending as far south as the Greater Toronto Area and as far north as Bracebridge. The storm system will bring blowing snow and later rain, which in some areas could lead to icy conditions, the agency says.

In Toronto, a special weather statement issued by the agency forecasts up to 10 cm of snow on Tuesday morning, which will turn to rain in the evening. Areas closest to Lake Ontario could see 20 to 40 mm of rain, the agency said.

“Difficult travel conditions are likely once the snow arrives,” the statement read. “At this point, it looks like the heaviest snow will arrive after the morning commute, but the afternoon commute could be significantly impacted.”

On Monday afternoon, Toronto Pearson International Airport said it was “closely monitoring” the storm in a statement shared with X, formerly Twitter.

“We do not anticipate any major disruption to air traffic, but if you are traveling tomorrow, please consider allowing extra time for travel and check the status of your flight online,” He said.

He The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said it is preparing for Tuesday’s winter storm, announcing plans to deploy additional TTC employees and maintenance vehicles to clear surfaces of snow, spread salt and any other weather-related challenges. The transportation network urges travelers to keep an eye on their travel routes in advance, and they can do so. online or through one of the QR code signs displayed at bus stops.

Ontario Provincial Police They are reminding drivers to be prepared for “challenging driving conditions” on Tuesday, urging them to allow extra space in traffic and more time for the trip.

On Monday afternoon, the Toronto District School Board He said he doesn’t see any bus cancellations based on the forecast, but added that afternoon delays are possible.

As the week progresses, bad weather can be expected to persist in Toronto. On Wednesday, showers and a high near 4C, and on Thursday, flurries return to the forecast as temperatures are expected to drop to the freezing mark.

The city saw its first major snowfall of the year over the weekend as residents woke up to about two inches of accumulation.

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