Will Halton See a White Christmas?
See all that white stuff falling from the sky?
Spoiler alert: It’s not here yet but it’s definitely en route, just in time for Christmas morning.
And there are least two schools of thought on this matter: Be careful what you wish for (*self-righteously sips hot chocolate from window*), or yesssss, now I get to open gifts and roll around in the driveway before shovelling until I pass out but not before drawing hearts on windshields (for the ‘Gram).
So here’s the deal.
Snow is coming, and lots of it.
Environment Canada is predicting total amounts of 5 to 10 cm — 15 cm by Lake Ontario.
It looks like Halton is being spared, unlike our neighbours (a snowfall warning is in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, and Toronto — those cities are expected to see 15 to 20 cm).
“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” reads the statement issued at 5:46 a.m. for Mississauga, Brampton, and Toronto by Environment Canada.
“A Texan low is gathering strength this morning and will race towards us later today,” an earlier statement reads.
It will transport snow into the Greater Toronto Area late this afternoon.
“The snow will become heavy at times this evening, enhanced by a heavy snow band off of Lake Ontario. Visibility is expected to be limited, making travel challenging.”
Snowfall is predicted to taper off overnight.
Cold, brisk winds on Christmas Day “will likely create some local blowing snow as well.
Travelers are encouraged to adjust their plans if possible.”
So far, things at Pearson airport are calm.
Good Morning! Operations are currently running well but winter weather is in the forecast for later today. As always check your flight status with your airline or at https://t.co/awTyRMUUir— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) December 24, 2017
Sunday’s predicted high is -2 C with a low of -6 C.