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Winter weather returns: Up to 10 cm of snow could hit the GTA

03/12/2014 08:22 EDT | Updated 05/12/2014 05:59 EDT
It may not have looked bad when you woke up, but mean old man winter is on his way back.

Wednesday morning's commute was a relatively easy one, with some light drizzle hitting the streets, but more snow is coming to Toronto today.

The rain will give way to more steady snowfall as the temperatures drop into the evening and into Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the GTA, where up to 10 centimetres of snow is possible.

The temperature will drop from 1 C to – 5 C this morning before plummeting to – 17 C Wednesday evening with wind chill making it feel more like – 26.

This weather is being caused by a low pressure system from Indiana that will track south of the Lower Great Lakes and generate snow and blowing snow.

Winter storm warnings are also in effect north of Lake Erie and across the Niagara region.

Travel woes

More than a dozen flights were cancelled at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport as well as multiple early morning flights at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Airlines warn that the snow forecasted is likely to cause more flight delays during this already busy March Break travel time. Airports are advising travellers to check the status of their flight before arriving.

Roads will become more slippery as a result of the wet snow to snow and visibility will be a problem, because of high winds and blowing snow. 

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