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Major winter storm expected Friday into Saturday in GTA: Environment Canada

Hazards:
Wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h creating widespread blowing snow which will significantly reduce visibility.
Snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm by Friday night.
Flash freeze producing icy and slippery surfaces.

Timing:
Damaging winds developing Friday morning and continuing into Saturday.
Snow and extensive blowing snow developing Friday morning and continuing into Saturday.
Flash freeze possible Friday morning.

Discussion:
Precipitation is expected to begin as rain or snow late this afternoon or early this evening before transitioning to rain for many areas tonight. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday morning leading to a potential flash freeze. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by damaging winds along with snow, heavy at times. Extensive blowing snow will develop Friday morning. Very cold wind chills are expected to develop on Friday and persist into the weekend.

Avoid travel if possible. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.

DateDetailed Forecast
TodayA mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of rain or drizzle this afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low.
TonightCloudy. 60 percent chance of rain or drizzle this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light overnight. Temperature steady near plus 3.
Fri, 23 DecRain changing to snow in the morning. Blowing snow in the afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 then increasing to 60 gusting to 90 late in the morning. Temperature falling to minus 9 in the afternoon. Wind chill minus 20 in the afternoon.
NightFlurries. Blowing snow. Windy. Low minus 10.
Sat, 24 DecCloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Blowing snow. Windy. High minus 5.
NightCloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Blowing snow. Windy. Low minus 8.
Sun, 25 DecCloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Windy. High minus 4.
NightCloudy periods. Low minus 8.
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