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GTA could be waking up to snow on Thursday

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 at 6:11 am EDT

Snowfall in downtown Toronto in the winter of 2016. CITYNEWS/Christine Chubb

Are you ready for windchills and the first snow of the season? Ready or not, the GTA is getting an early taste of winter this week.

First up is the cold. 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said the windchill is near -8 on Wednesday morning. She said it is the coldest morning of the year since April 29.

And now for the fun part … snow. Taylor said rain begins around 8 p.m., then changes to rain and snow mix overnight and lake-effect flurries on Thursday morning. Around one to two centimetres of snow is expected.

Taylor said the precipitation could end up being more rain than snow, depending on the temperature. However, the slushy accumulation could still make the Thursday morning commute slow.

She also said trace amounts of snow were already recorded at Pearson airport on Nov. 1.

The City of Toronto applied salt brine to hills and bridges Tuesday evening — its first of the season.

Winter officially arrives at 11:19 p.m. on Dec. 21.