Environment Canada updates its Special Weather Statement for Toronto

Jan 9 2020, 7:37 am

Environment Canada has updated its initial Special Weather Statement for Toronto.

The statement was first issued on Wednesday, and forecasted freezing rain, along with snow, for the city this weekend.

The weather agency now said that along with heavy rain and freezing rain, there will be strong winds Saturday into Sunday.

“Light rain or drizzle is expected to develop early Friday morning and continue through the day before becoming heavier Friday night,” said Thursday’s statement. “Rain, at times heavy, will continue Saturday before mixing with or changing to freezing rain Saturday evening.”

Environment Canada is forecasting a total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm, which The Weather Network said could be close to all of January’s average rainfall.

Freezing rain or rain will continue Saturday night before coming to an end Sunday morning, but strong southwest winds are also expected Sunday morning.

“There remains considerable uncertainty in exact rainfall amounts along with the location of freezing rain. Warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer,” reads the statement.

Travel is expected to be impacted throughout Southern Ontario Saturday into Sunday.

Friday is looking at a forecasted high of 8ºC, with 5ºC on Saturday and 1ºC Sunday.

Environment Canada

Keep your umbrellas and parkas handy.