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CanadaEnvironment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Toronto

14:40  06 february  2019
14:40  06 february  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Freezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute

Freezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute Anyone hoping to get out there today after days of being cloistered inside due to intense cold may be in for a slippery shock — a 60 per cent chance of freezing drizzle Sunday morning is making for icy streets. The extreme weather alert has ended, but Sunday is starting out wet and foggy, according to Environment Canada. With the temperature hovering steady around 4 C, it’ll be warm for the season, and the fog should mostly dissipate by noon. Periods of drizzle could continue into overnight, when the fog returns. The chance of precipitation goes down on Monday, with a 40 per cent chance of drizzle or rain throughout the day.

Environment Canada is warning Toronto that travel conditions could be 'poor' on Tuesday due to freezing rain overnight Monday. The federal agency said in the warning issued Monday afternoon that freezing rain could have a "significant impact" on rush hour traffic in Toronto on Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the Toronto area and is cautioning residents that hazardous winter travelling conditions are expected. Forecast features overnight mix of snow and freezing drizzle, followed by freezing rain .

Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Toronto © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Environment Canada says a Colorado low will bring snow, freezing rain and high winds to southern Ontario on Wednesday.

Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for Toronto on Wednesday.

The weather service says freezing rain will move into the region in the morning and will persist for much of the day before changing to freezing drizzle in the evening.

Freezing drizzle is expected to continue Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

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Ontario Provincial Police are warning motorists to be mindful of dangerous road conditions due to untreated surfaces.

After a ghastly cold spell, look forward to milder weather in Toronto this week

After a ghastly cold spell, look forward to milder weather in Toronto this week After a weekend of weather warnings, look forward to warmer daytime temperatures and damp weather in Toronto this week. Monday will start off rainy, but with much warmer temperatures. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 8 C with a 40 per cent chance of rain. Expect a light drizzle during your morning commute, but pop out your umbrellas in the afternoon, when the showers will really hit. A drizzle will continue on through the night while the temperature drops to 0. There will also be a slight wind gusting from 20 to 40 km/h so stay bundled up. It may feel like a taste of spring weather but don’t be fooled.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces. Earlier, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto . In its statement, it said that during the day, a mix of light snow will be mixed with ice pellets

Above: Torontonians prepare for coming snow storm. TORONTO – Southern Ontario is bracing for another winter blast as snowfall and freezing rain are expected across the province. Environment Canada has issued freezing rain and snowfall warnings for southern Ontario as a weather system

Officials say highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

The deteriorating weather condition forced a number of schools in the Greater Toronto Area to close for the day and bus service was cancelled for others.

Utility companies are also warning residents that ice build-up may cause tree branches to break and power outages may occur.

Another storm is poised to hit N.B., bringing heavy rain and snow.
Northern and southern corners of New Brunswick are being put on alert that they could be dealing with heavy snow and rain on Friday. Environment Canada has put Saint John, Grand Manan and Fundy under a rainfall warning with heavy rain expected Friday night. The area will get up to 10 centimetres of snow beginning Friday afternoon before it changes over to rain in the evening. "Rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are expected before the rain tapers off overnight or Saturday morning," the national weather service said. The rain will taper off early Saturday morning.

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