A “major winter storm” is set to impact southern Ontario beginning on Wednesday and continuing into early Thursday.
Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell said snow will first begin across southwest Ontario during the morning and spread into the Toronto area by the early afternoon.
“Conditions will quickly deteriorate as the snow intensity increases during the afternoon commute,” Farnell said.
“Snowfall rates could reach 2 or 3 cm per hour and winds will gust over 60 km/h near the Lake Ontario shore, which will create near-zero visibility with blowing snow.”
Initially the snow will be wet which might reduce blowing snow, but colder air will filter in as the day progresses, he said.