Freezing Rain Warning In Effect For This Morning For Parts Of The GTA

Parts of the GTA are going to have a rough morning commute. A freezing rain warning is in effect north and west of Toronto with areas to the east under a special weather statement. Some areas could get 2-4mm of ice build-up before the temperatures rises and the ice quickly melts. Here are the details:

4:41 AM EDT Friday 05 April 2019
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills
  • Milton
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • City of Hamilton
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County

Freezing rain is expected. A period of freezing rain is expected this morning. In areas of higher terrain, freezing rain may continue into the early afternoon. Ice accretion of 2 to 4 millimeters is anticipated with this event. Ice build-up is likely on elevated surfaces. Untreated surfaces such as roads, particularly bridges and overpasses. Walkways may also become icy.
Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

4:45 AM EDT Friday 05 April 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
    Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
    Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
    Port Carling – Port Severn
    Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
    Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

Patchy freezing rain possible this morning. Precipitation moving into Southern Ontario this morning may begin as freezing rain or a mix of freezing rain and snow. The freezing rain could last for a few hours before temperatures rise above the freezing mark. Ice build-up is possible on elevated surfaces. Untreated surfaces such as roads, especially bridges and overpasses, and walkways may also become icy.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox