Winter storm expected to drop more snow, rain on Toronto

Expect more rain and snow as you head out the door this morning, the messy weather conditions created by a winter storm yesterday are expected to continue into this afternoon.

Extreme cold weather alert went into effect Thursday morning

The rain from yesterday is expected to change to snow this morning as temperatures dip below the freezing mark in Toronto. (CBC)

Expect more rain and snow as you head out the door this morning as the messy weather conditions created by a winter storm that moved in Wednesday is expected to continue this afternoon.

Toronto's medical officer of health issued an extreme cold weather alert this morning that will remain in effect until further notice. The announcement means homeless people will be able to access shelters and services in the city. 

As of 6 a.m., light rain was falling in the city, bringing mist and a temperature of 0 C. The mercury is expected to fall to -1 C or -2 C as the day goes on, changing that rain into snow. Toronto could see 2 centimetres of snow accumulation Thursday. 

So far, there have been a few bus cancellations outside the city but none within the Greater Toronto Area.

The precipitation is supposed to taper off later this afternoon, but then temperatures are expected to plummet overnight to -12 C, so expect a chilly start to your Friday.


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