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Canada Ontario: Widespread snow will impact millions for the Friday commute

14:45  05 december  2019
14:45  05 december  2019 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

Ontario: Messy mid-week system takes aim, eyes on a wintry weekend blast

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Poorly timed clipper Friday morning could have a significant impact on commute times in the GTA. A potent clipper system is expected to track across southern Ontario late Thursday night and into Friday , making for a poorly timed wet snow event for the morning commute in the GTA.

But even if the snow stops early, temperatures will likely remain below the freezing mark during the Friday morning commute , so any snow or slush that's on the ground could remain frozen and create a driving hazard, said meteorologist Lance Franck. Snowfall projections across New Jersey.

The lake-effect snow machine continues to blast locally heavy snow in the traditional snowbelts through Thursday, ahead of a clipper system that will have a more widespread impact in southern Ontario to round out this first week of December. Expect major impact on commute times across the GTA, with the worst of the snow falling through those prime travel hours on Friday morning. More on the less than ideal timing for this next shot of snow, plus a look at a nice temperature boost before another incoming system, below.

Ontario: Treacherous travel on Sunday amid freezing rain, snow

  Ontario: Treacherous travel on Sunday amid freezing rain, snow A Colorado low means difficult travel conditions for the start of December in southern Ontario.

Snow squalls blasted parts of southern Ontario on Friday , with 27 cm reported in London through the morning. While winds have shifted, lake-effect streamers will be with us again on Saturday. Winds out of the southwest will put the focus for the strongest bands east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

Poorly timed clipper Friday morning could have a significant impact on commute times in the GTA. A potent clipper system is expected to track across southern Ontario late Thursday night and into Friday , making for a poorly timed wet snow event for the morning commute in the GTA.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snow squalls begin to weaken Thursday afternoon
  • Poorly timed clipper Friday morning could have a significant impact on commute times in the GTA
  • Sunny and milder Sunday, making for the best chance to put up Christmas lights or decorations
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING -- SNOW SQUALLS LINGER

Snow squall bands developed Wednesday afternoon off of lakes Superior and Huron, as well as Georgian Bay, with some of the roughest travel occurring under the more intense bands through Thursday morning.

The heaviest accumulations up to 15 cm are possible in places like Sault Ste. Marie, Midland and Orillia, and the Dundalk Highlands, where squalls are likely to be the strongest and stay in place the longest. Elsewhere, meandering snow bands will leave anything from a dusting to 10 cm.

Snow falls in Toronto overnight, slippery morning commute ahead

  Snow falls in Toronto overnight, slippery morning commute ahead Snow has fallen overnight in Toronto and the surrounding GTA areas bringing with it a slippery and hazardous morning commute for Monday.Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for early this morning.

Snow is set to hit southern Ontario this Thursday courtesy of a weak clipper system, followed by the possibility On Friday temperatures are expected to fall 15-18C behind the system, making it feel like -30 with Weather will not be a factor for the morning commute in the GTA, but snow will impact

By the Monday morning commute , heavy snow is expected to be falling across much of the Northeast, with a dangerous icy mix The highest amounts are expected from the eastern Great Lakes, including Detroit, eastward into central New England where a widespread 10-14 inches of snow will fall.

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Streamers could pose challenges for the Thursday morning commute, particularly down Highways 400 and 404.

The snow squalls will begin to weaken late Thursday morning as winds shift, with an additional 5 cm possible in some areas by Thursday afternoon.

FRIDAY -- POOR TIMING FOR WIDESPREAD SNOW

A potent clipper system is expected to track across southern Ontario late Thursday night and into the pre-dawn hours on Friday, making for a poorly timed wet snow event for the morning commute in the GTA.

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A widespread 5-10 cm of snow is expected with this system, which could be enough to slick up the conditions, especially while falling at a rate of 1-2 cm per hour.

"Most of this snow will fall in just a few hours between 5 and 9 a.m. and that could have a major impact on the commute as road crews may struggle to keep up amid heavy traffic and the quickly falling snow," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Tough commute in Toronto with subway closure, hundreds of collisions

  Tough commute in Toronto with subway closure, hundreds of collisions Subway service is shut down on a portion of Line 2 on Monday morning after a small fire on the tracks near Dundas West station.   Shuttle buses are running as large crowds are being forced out of the subway. According to the TTC, about 40 people were forced to walk through a subway tunnel after one train was evacuated due to the fire. Crews are now assessing the damage and have no estimate as to when service will be back up and running.

"The snow will impact the morning commute in the Greater Toronto Area, so drive carefully." EXTENDED ACTIVE WEATHER COVERAGE: Tune in to The Weather Network for live updates on highway conditions. Our team of reporters and meteorologists in the field provide you with the most

That means the evening commute will be heavily impacted . Roads could be slick with a solid layer of ice. You can thank a strong cold front and a low-pressure system for the widespread snow , and the sudden dip in temperature from a balmy 50 degrees Thursday.

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Daytime high temperatures on Friday will also occur earlier in the day, falling steadily by the afternoon hours with a gusty wind expected. That could fire up another round of lake-effect snow for areas southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

LOOK AHEAD -- SUNDAY THE BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR DECORATING

Sunday looks like the ideal travel or shopping day of the weekend as temperatures get a boost ahead of the next incoming system.

"If you still plan to put up lights for Christmas, this is your day to do so," says Gillham.

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That's ahead of another significant Colorado low for the start of next week, though at this point, it looks like it will bring primarily rain and milder temperatures to the region this time around. A strong cold front will also send temperatures tumbling by Tuesday, with more heavy bands of lake-effect snow expected in the snowbelt regions.

As for December overall, "changeable" will be the best way to describe the pattern shaping up in the coming weeks.

"But changeable patterns are often active patterns, and we expect that this December will have more winter storms than we saw last December," says Gillham.

Ontario: A few bursts of snow, and a poorly timed swath for GTA this week

  Ontario: A few bursts of snow, and a poorly timed swath for GTA this week The first week of December brings a couple shots at snow in southern Ontario.The first day of December certainly left its mark across much of southern Ontario on Sunday as a prolonged period of freezing rain and 10+ cm of snow made a mess of travel conditions for many. Now, as the week progresses, forecasters are watching for the next couple rounds of snow.

Timing of the snow The snow arrives after midnight and falls during the morning commute Tuesday. In spite of no school tomorrow, traffic will still likely be slow because of precipitation and secondary roads over inland areas will be slick. As you get closer to Boston expect nothing but wet pavement.

“ Snow will impact the morning commutes throughout the region, with reduced visibility and slippery conditions,” the service said on Facebook Wednesday morning. Meteorologist David Epstein has more details, but here’s a glance at how much snow local meteorologists are predicting for the region

Read more on the 'wild card' month of December, here

WATCH: 2-5 CM OF SNOW COULD BE WORSE THAN 25+CM FOR CAR CRASHES

Police Are Warning GTA Drivers To Stay Home Today After Hours Of Collisions .
You might want to call it a snow day.“Be safe on the roads today and stay home if you can. This morning we have already had 40 calls for collisions in only 3 hours. Slow down, take your time and be courteous to other drivers,” police warned on Twitter.

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