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Special weather statement issued for Toronto ahead of messy and blustery day

After a brief stint of looking like a winter wonderland just in time for the season, Toronto is in for some yucky, not-so-cheery weather on this dismal-looking Monday.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the city in the wee hours of the morning, anticipating some strong winds with gusts up to a whopping 80 km/h thanks to a passing cold front from the west.

The federal agency warns that there could be quite a bit of mess as a result, and that residents should watch out for loose objects, building damage and fallen tree branches.

The Weather Network is likewise advising people to allot more time for travel and avoid it if possible today, with wintry precipitation in southern Ontario and Quebec switching over from a rain, freezing rain and snow combo in the morning to just periods of rain by the afternoon.

Compounded with the hectic winds and grey skies, it's definitely more of a day for indoor activities if possible — although in T.O., the temperature has crept up into the double digits to a balmy 11 C at current, which is much warmer than we've seen lately.

The thermometer will be dropping back down to around 0 C by evening, though, with a potential for more snow and even whiteout conditions later in the day.

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Matthew Henry

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