Sudden special weather statement in effect for southern Ontario


Published February 27, 2024 at 7:40 pm

Special weather statement

A sudden weather warning has been issued for the GTA and the rest of southern Ontario.

According to the Environment Canada sensors at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, they expect “a sharp cold front with strong winds and a sudden temperature drop” on Feb. 27.

The meteorologists predict wind to whip by to the northeast, hitting speeds up to 80 km/h. Additionally, the sudden overnight temperature drop will create slick, icy conditions on the road.

“A strong cold front is expected to track through southern Ontario on Wednesday, causing temperatures to drop dramatically along with the development of strong northwesterly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h for much of the afternoon and evening. Winds are expected to ease Wednesday night,” Environment Canada wrote.

“The sudden temperature drop may lead to icy surfaces as temperatures fall below the freezing mark through the day. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” they continued.

Cloud coverage will persist overnight with a 40 per cent chance of showers. By midnight, showers will expand until they create a risk of thunderstorms. After this, winds will fall to about 20 km/h, and temperatures will fall to about 9 degrees.


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