Bundle up and keep your shovels ready: Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Tuesday

Bundle up and keep your salt and snow shovels at the ready — Environment Canada has issued another special weather statement for the City of Toronto.

The weather agency issued the warning early Monday morning for a snow and ice storm predicted to hit the city on Tuesday morning, continuing through to Wednesday.

Leading up to the storm, Monday morning will see periods of light snow with a mix of sun and clouds, moving into cloudy weather at night. The wind chill will make it feel like -13 C in the morning, -8 C in the afternoon, -10 C in the evening, and -19 C overnight.

Snow will begin early in the morning on Tuesday, turning into ice pellets throughout the day. Winds are predicted to reach 80 km/h, contributing to blowing snow that will reduce visibility. There is also a risk of freezing rain, and travel will likely be affected.

Tuesday will see a high of -1 C and a low with wind chill of -19 C during the day, and a low of -3 C at night. Wednesday will see a high of -1 C and a low of -5 C.

The total amount of snow and ice pellets is expected to reach 15 to 20 cm before the storm ends sometime Wednesday morning. Additional watches and warnings might be issued as the storm gets closer, said the statement.

The weather is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @RhiannaJK

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