Canada Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning

09:27  06 december  2019
09:27  06 december  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for Toronto , ON, CA with The Weather Network.

While moving to the northeast, the storm dumped heavy snow and ice over parts of the Upper Midwest and Michigan Peninsula through 21 December. List of confirmed tornadoes – Friday , 20 December 2013[nb 1]. In Trenton, just east of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), there was a reported 3 cm (1.2 in) of The second, more powerful wave of rain struck the city in the early morning of 22 December.

a group of people riding skis across snow covered ground: A couple skates during a snow blizzard at the ice rink outside City Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 28, 2019.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren A couple skates during a snow blizzard at the ice rink outside City Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

If you're travelling throughout the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning, make sure you leave plenty of extra time in your commute as a snow storm is set to hit the region.

"Snow will begin before most of us wake up in the morning and continue until just before noon," Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell warned.

"This is a fast-moving Alberta clipper and while amounts won’t be extreme, the timing is very bad for anyone that needs to commute in the GTA."

Farnell said five to 10 centimetres of snow could fall and areas just north of downtown Toronto should see the highest amounts.

Wintry, blustery weather mixes across N.L.

  Wintry, blustery weather mixes across N.L. Roads are slick as a mix of snow and rain hits Newfoundland, while a winter storm is brewing in Labrador. Environment Canada has a special weather statement in effect for the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas and parts of the north coast of the island.A mix of snow and rain will make for some messy driving conditions. Up to 12 centimetres of snow is expected in total for inland areas, with as much as 50 millimetres of rainfall.Clarenville schools are closed for the day due to the winter storm, while other schools have closed for the morning with updates to come.

Storm -surge watches are now in effect from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama border, from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, and for Lake Pontchartrain, including the New Orleans metropolitan area . A watch means life-threatening inundation is possible

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fast - moving cold front brought more rain and strong winds to the greater Bay Area Friday morning , impacting holiday travel The storm hitting the Bay Area resulted in flight delays and some cancellations at San Francisco International Airport, according to an SFO spokesman.

"The snowfall rates of one or two centimetres per hour during the heart of the morning rush is the big problem," he said.

"Plows and salt trucks will get trapped in the traffic just like the rest of us, so expect snow covered and slick roads until at least noon Friday."

However, Farnell said the system won't bring strong winds so there will be limited blowing snow.

He said weather conditions should improve in the afternoon and all of the snow will likely melt by early next week.

The forecast high for Friday is 0 C, according to Environment Canada.

Messy weather expected as Environment Canada issues rainfall warning .
With the city expecting between 20 to 30 ml of rain on Saturday, the day might be best spent decorating for the holidays inside. With the temperature hovering near zero, some areas should expect freezing rain or freezing drizzle. Environment Canada has issued a rainfall advisory as localized flooding is possible.A storm has been working its way through New York state and moved into Quebec Saturday morning — with parts of Ottawa already seeing light drizzle.The rain will be heaviest this morning and has the chance to turn to snow at times this evening.

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