Toronto weather: Tuesday, March, 22, 2016

A special weather statement is in effect for Toronto as winter weather threatens to hit the city in the first week of spring.

Special weather statement is in effect ahead of winter-like storm

A special weather statement is in effect for Toronto as a winter-like storm could hit the city with snow, ice pellets and freezing rain Wednesday. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Good morning! A special weather statement is in effect for Toronto as winter weather threatens to hit the city in the first week of spring.

As of 5:30 a.m. it was –2 C in Toronto.

Mainly cloudy skies are in the forecast today with periods of snow this morning that will turn into rain as the temperature rises this afternoon. A high of 6 C is expected for your Tuesday.

The wet weather will stick around through this evening into the overnight with a low of 2 C.

Toronto could get 2 cm of snow Wednesday

A special weather statement is in effect for Toronto as a result of an incoming winter-like storm.

In the statement Environment Canada says a "weak disturbance" will be behind the little bit of snow or rain that falls on Southern Ontario today, but tomorrow a stronger low pressure system from the United States is expected to bring more severe weather. 

The rain we'll see overnight is expected to change back into snow mixed with ice pellets by tomorrow afternoon, with a risk of freezing rain by Wednesday evening.

Environment Canada says that northern sections of Toronto could get two centimetres of snow accumulation tomorrow. 

A mix of freezing rain and snow is expected to continue Thursday depending on the temperature.

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