Freezing rain warning issued for GTA ahead of winter storm
A major winter storm is set to hit the GTA on Wednesday morning, bringing with it a messy mix of weather and a likely miserable commute.
Newmarket, Caledon, Georgina and northern York Region are now under a freezing rain warning, which replaces a winter storm watch which had been in place for the regions.
According to Environment Cananda, ”Snow and ice pellets are expected to arrive this morning with a few centimetres quite possible. The snow will then then change over to a freezing rain and ice pellet mixture by noon. The freezing rain is expected to last several hours into the afternoon before changing over to rain by evening.”
The GTA is expected to receive around two to five centimetres of snow and mixed precipitation during the morning hours, while, areas north of Highway 407 will get between five to 15 centimetres of snow.
Areas south of the highway are set to be hit by mostly rain in the afternoon.
The weather agency is warning that travelling conditions are set to become hazardous during the storm and are urging drivers to slow down and drive in accordance to the conditions.
They are also warning that the inclement weather may have a significant affect on Wednesday’s commute.
Meanwhile, the city of Toronto is not included in the freezing rain warning but a special weather statement remains in effect with significant amounts of rain, snow and ice pellets possible, along with the chance of freezing rain.
Pearson International Airport is reminding travelers to check the status of their flights ahead of time as the weather could cause delays and cancellations.
The storm has also led to a number of school bus cancellations, click here for a full list.