Freezing rain possible for parts of the GTA this weekend

Mar 11, 2019, 10:29
Freezing rain possible for parts of the GTA this weekend

Snow is falling across parts of the United Kingdom on Saturday morning as unsettled weather threatens to disrupt travel this weekend. North of the Forth/Clyde valley there'll be scattered wintry showers mostly in the West through the day, with sunny spells and just the odd passing shower further East.

Tomorrow, Sunday, is forecast to be a cold and raw day with widespread and frequent showers accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty winds reaching gale force along the coast.

AccuWeather reports that Winter Storm Taylor will move snow throughout many parts of the Dakotas by Saturday evening, adding that nine inches had fallen by mid-morning.

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This weekend's looming snowstorm will carry a wallop, with 6 to 10 inches of snow predicted in the Twin Cities area and much of central and western Minnesota, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen said.

Airports are said to be experiencing delays, with Minneapolis area ones already reporting mass delays as snow falls.

A "vigorous" jet stream is forecast to push areas of low pressure towards the United Kingdom in the coming days, unleashing wet, windy, cold and snowy weather.

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The snow is expected to continue through Saturday, followed by increasing winds, which could cause blowing and drifting in open areas. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

Credit Valley Conservation warns of increased water levels and flows throughout the Credit River watershed as well as slippery conditions created by the freezing rain. The high Friday was 53.

Ahead of that storm, which is set to begin between 5 and 9 a.m., temperatures in Boston will be in the 40s thanks to some strong March sunshine. But with the slightly warmer weather comes the risk of freezing rain. Conditions may be breezy with 2-4 inches possible.

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