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‘Significant snowfall’ a possibility for tonight in GTA, Environment Canada warns

‘Significant snowfall’ a possibility for tonight in GTA, Environment Canada warns
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The city may be in for yet another down comforter of snow — Environment Canada put out a special weather statement Sunday warning of the potential for “significant snowfall” later today.

The statement was put out shortly before 2 p.m., explaining that “localized pockets of flurries” could affect areas near the west end of Lake Ontario as northeast winds increase this afternoon.

The snowfall is expected to pick up in the evening and continue through to Monday morning before tapering off.

The general expectation is 5-10 centimetres of snow across Toronto, but areas near Oakville, Hamilton and Grimsby could get as much as 15 cm, as well as areas of the city closer to the water.

The greatest amount of snowfall for Toronto on this date, according to historical records, was 11.2 cm in 1941.

The weather agency is warning that travel could be dangerous as the blowing snow increases, particuarly on the Monday morning commute. Fortunately, Monday is the Family Day holiday.
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