Wet snow, freezing rain coming to GTA tonight
Environment Canada issues special weather statement
Not so fast, spring.
The Greater Toronto Area will see a mix of wet snow and freezing rain overnight Friday as temperatures take a dip after Friday's daytime highs of 6 C.
CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said a low-pressure system will arrive around midnight, bringing a mix of wet, icy weather that could affect driving conditions.
"The good news is that most people across the region will sleep through it," said Scotland. "Toronto happens to sit right on the rain-snow line."
Scotland said areas south of Highway 401 could see five to 10 centimetres of snow, with more than 10 centimetres possible toward Barrie and areas north.
Most areas of southern Ontario will get a mix of overnight of rain, wet snow and freezing rain. Toward Hamilton and the Niagara region, warmer temperatures are expected overnight where the precipitation will mainly fall as rain.
It's expected the snow will end early in the morning Saturday, which will see a mix of sun and cloud and a daytime high of 4 C.
"This clipper will be clearing out tomorrow morning," said Scotland. "The only drivers likely to be affected are those on the road late this evening and overnight or those heading out very early tomorrow morning," he said.