Snow, freezing rain expected in GTA by Wednesday morning
A risk of freezing rain could make for hazardous road conditions. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:35PM EST
After several days of bitter cold, Toronto could be in for another bout of winter weather.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto and most of the GTA Tuesday afternoon.
The agency said parts of the region could see anywhere from two to five centimetres of snow by Wednesday as a Colorado low tracks northeast.
The snow is expected to start tonight and change to freezing rain early Wednesday.
“The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain with the passage of a warm front,” the statement said. “A brief thaw will arrive with temperatures soaring several degrees above freezing.”
West of the GTA, an area stretching from Niagara to Windsor already sits under a freezing rain warning ahead of the messy system.
Toronto sat at -7 C as of Tuesday afternoon, though it feels more like -14 with the wind chill. The overnight temperature is expected to hover around -8 C.
A high of 6 C is expected in the city on Wednesday.