Canada Toronto under freezing rain warning

15:10  11 february  2018
15:10  11 february  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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The city had been under a special weather statement for most of Monday evening's winter storm, but that has since ended. Some relief is also expected tomorrow as the temperature is set to climb to a high of 6 C, with rain and drizzle falling on the city. The freezing rain warning for the Toronto area

Toronto remains under both freezing rain and rainfall warnings . Environment Canada issued the rainfall warning for the city and surrounding area, saying rainfall amounts could be between 25 and 35 millimetres from Sunday night into Monday.

Drivers and walkers, beware. Expect icy roads and sidewalks throughout the day on Sunday. © Carlos Osorio Drivers and walkers, beware. Expect icy roads and sidewalks throughout the day on Sunday.

Freezing rain will add an icy sheen to Toronto’s rooftops, roadways, and sidewalks over the course of Sunday.

The rain — which is expected to fall across much of southern Ontario — is expected to start later on Sunday morning and end sometime in the afternoon, according to a statement from Environment Canada.

However, only a few millimeters of ice will actually accumulate, the weather agency’s statement said. Rainfall will turn to snowfall during the late afternoon or early evening.

Nonetheless, Environment Canada’s statement warns of icy conditions outdoors throughout the day, and advises drivers to slow down when on the road in slippery conditions.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy conditions with a 40 per cent chance of flurries in the morning and a daytime high of 0 C.

The overnight low is expected to drop to -10 C.

Snowfall hits southern B.C. — and more could be on the way .
Snowfall hits southern B.C. — and more could be on the way .Metro Vancouver saw about 5 cm of snowfall on Saturday morning, with precipitation shifting between rain and snow.Cold and unsettled weather could lead to more snowfall on Sunday. Arctic air is expected to stick around, with daytime temperatures hovering just above freezing while temperatures could drop to -10 C overnight.READ MORE: Snow set to hit Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley this weekendSome roads were especially slick, leading to some early-morning chaos on the roads.Other parts of southern B.C.

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