Environment Canada is telling motorists to be prepared for tricky driving conditions Friday as a weather disturbance brings snow and a risk of freezing drizzle to Ontario.

In a special weather statement, Environment Canada said snow began over Windsor in the early-morning hours before spreading northeastward.

The snow is expected to reach the GTA late in the afternoon and continue into the evening, bringing about two centimetres of accumulation to the region.

Some communities may receive five centimetres, Environment Canada said.

In addition to snow, there is a risk of freezing drizzle for southwestern Ontario in the afternoon and in the evening for communities between Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, including Toronto.

Freezing drizzle may last several hours before changing to drizzle or showers as the temperature rises above the freezing mark.

Motorists should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions, including icy and slippery roads, and poor visibility in blowing snow.

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