It may be spring but we aren’t exactly in the clear yet, with Environment Canada issuing a special weather statement warning of snow and freezing rain hitting the region over the next couple days.
Rain is expected to start this afternoon, with the chance of it freezing as temperatures drop to 0 in the evening. Environment Canada’s advisory is quoted below:
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
- Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
- Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
A low pressure system over Missouri will track towards Southern Ontario in the next couple of days.
Precipitation associated with this system is expected to reach areas southwest of a line from Wingham-Blyth-Northern Huron County to Hamilton during the day today, then spread into the Toronto – Barrie corridor later this afternoon. It will likely begin as some snow mixed with rain, then change over to rain by Thursday evening. Periods of rain will then continue through much of Friday before tapering off Friday night. Total rainfall amounts in the 15 to 25 mm range are possible.
There is also a risk of freezing rain late today in a few areas before the mixed precipitation changes to rain.
Caution is advised for travel due to potentially slippery roads prior to the changeover to rain.