Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Periods of freezing rain expected overnight into early Wednesday morning.

A band of snow mixed with ice pellets will move through the regions tonight with 2 to 5 cm of snow. The snow and ice pellets will change over to or become mixed with a period of freezing rain overnight tonight. The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain early Wednesday morning.

The freezing rain is associated with a Colorado low tracking northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 15:05 Tuesday 22 January 2019

SummarySnow and freezing rain tonight into Wednesday then a brief thaw with strong winds and rain.

A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it.

A band of snow will move through the regions tonight with most areas getting 2 to 5 cm of snow. The snow will change over to a period of freezing rain tonight. The freezing rain may last several hours before changing over to rain overnight or early Wednesday morning with the passage of a warm front. Freezing rain warnings have been issued.

A brief thaw will arrive with temperatures soaring several degrees above freezing.

Strong southwesterly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h are also expected later Wednesday.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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