At least 7 cm of snow forecast for Toronto on Sunday ahead of lockdown Monday | CBC News

 cbc.ca  11/22/2020 12:07:45   CBC News � Posted: Nov

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto, saying a "significant" snowfall is forecast for the city on Sunday.

A person stands on a snowy street in downtown Toronto. Between five and 10 centimetres of snow is forecast for Toronto on Sunday. (Paul Smith/CBC)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto, saying a "significant" snowfall is forecast for the city on Sunday.

Snow is expected to start falling in the morningand between seven and 14 centimetres is possible for areas north and west of the Golden Horseshoebefore the snow tapers off overnight on Sunday, Environment Canada said in the statement on Saturday.

Snowfall amounts may be lower in areas near Lake Ontario, where the snow is expected to be very wet. Up to 7 cm of snow is possible in those regions andhigher amounts are likely north of the Highway 401 corridor.

The federal weather agency saidthesnow, which could be moderate to heavy in other areas, is expected to affect travel. Motorists are urged to prepare for winter weather driving conditions.

A Colorado Low, which is expected to track from Ohio towardthe St. Lawrence River on Sunday into Monday, is bringing the snow.

Environment Canada said there is some uncertainty aboutwhen exactly the weather system is going pass over Toronto and when the snow will be the heaviest.

It said it is monitoring the situation and will issue new special weather statements as data becomes available.

Toronto, meanwhile, is scheduled to move into the grey lockdown zone on Monday as the Ontario government tries to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the big city.

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