Freezing rain warning in effect for Toronto Wednesday

Commuters in the GTA should brace themselves for dangerous driving conditions Wednesday night through Thursday morning when freezing rain is expected to hit the area.

'Slippery conditions may cause significant impact on transportation,' Environment Canada warns

(Radio-Canada)

Commuters in the GTA should brace themselves for dangerous driving conditions Wednesday night through Thursday morning when freezing rain is expected to hit the area.

On Tuesday, Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for Toronto, saying "slippery conditions may cause significant impact on transportation." The agency also added that "these types have storms have caused power outages in the past."

CBC Toronto Meteorologist Jay Scotland said tomorrow "will start out cloudy with the risk of showers and temperatures will gradually fall through the day from around 3°C in the morning to around 1°C by 4 p.m."

Scotland said showers will "gradually change to wet snow which could impact tomorrow's evening commute making roads a bit slushy. Tomorrow evening, wet snow with possible ice pellets will be the dominant precipitation type in the city with the risk for freezing rain overnight through Thursday morning as warm air starts to arrive."

Environment Canada said areas west of Toronto will see the freezing rain end Thursday morning and change to rain. "East of Toronto, the freezing rain will end later in the day on Thursday," the agency said.

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