Toronto

Temperature to drop as winter weather travel advisory for Toronto ends

Toronto drivers are in for some wet and snowy weather as the city receives a fresh coat of snow Friday morning.

Forecast calls for –10 C on Friday night, windchill values of –7 on Friday evening and –14 overnight

A worker takes a break after Toronto received a fresh coat of snow on Friday morning. (Muriel Draaisma/CBC)

Environment Canada has ended its winter weather travel advisory for Toronto but is forecasting that temperatures will drop to the minus double digits on Friday night.

The forecast calls for –10 C on Friday night with windchill values of –7 on Friday evening and –14 overnight.

Earlier on Friday, the city received a fresh coat of snow.

David Rogers, meteorologist for Environment Canada in Toronto, had urged drivers to take it slow and drive according to the conditions.

"It's going to be slow drive. Just give yourself some extra time if you can. And be patient. There's worse things in the world than a slow commute," he said.

"Reporting to an accident reporting centre for a fender bender will certainly ruin your day. Just be patient and hopefully that won't be you."

Snow still causing delays, cancellations at Pearson

The wintry weather, meanwhile, has been causing a few delays and cancellations at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

As of 10:55 a.m., the weather had led to the cancellation of 4.95 per cent of departing flights and 5.42 per cent of arriving flights.

According to the forecast, there is a 40 per cent chances of snow on Friday afternoon.

"The afternoon commute should be okay," Rogers said.

Toronto police said the morning commute was challenging. York Regional Police said officers had to deal with 40 calls for collisions in only three hours.

Environment Canada says, however, a "warm up" is coming, with the temperature expected to rise on Sunday, when the high is forecast to be 6 C. 

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