Wintry weather to make for slushy morning commute in GTA

A slushy mix of snow and rain could make for a messy morning commute in the GTA on Tuesday.

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the region, saying the snowfall that began during the overnight hours is likely to continue throughout the early rush hour.

A brief period of freezing rain is also possible later this morning as the snow turns to rain.

Most areas of the GTA will see between 4 cm and 8 cm of snow, the federal weather agency said.

Colette Kennedy, meteorologist for CBC Toronto, said that GTA residents should pack a little patience when they head into work.

“The morning commute will be slow due to the mix and wet roads,” Kennedy said.

She said the closer residents are to the lakeshore, the slushier the snow will be. Winds will begin to pick up from the southeast and are expected to blow snow around and reduce visibility in some areas.

The temperature is expected to rise to just above freezing by mid-morning, reaching close to 5 C or 6 C after noon before it begins to drop again.


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