Environment Canada issues freezing drizzle advisory for Toronto

Feb 6 2019, 9:35 pm

Environment Canada has issued yet another advisory for Toronto on Wednesday, and this time it is for freezing drizzle.

According to the weather agency, periods of freezing drizzle are expected to affect the region through tonight and into Thursday.

“There is the potential for a brief period of freezing rain Thursday afternoon before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes to rain or drizzle,” it states.

The agency also warns that challenging winter travelling conditions are expected today through Thursday due to the prolonged period of icing.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas,” it says.

The forecast is calling for a low of -3°C this evening, with the wind chill it will feel more like -7°C.

By tomorrow, there will be periods of freezing rain changing to periods of rain late in the afternoon.

Environment Canada is also showing a risk of a thunderstorm late in the afternoon.

Environment Canada

Those driving home today should plan accordingly.

Toronto Police and the City of Toronto are advising commuters to reduce speed and use caution.

Earlier today, drivers were also being advised to avoid a portion of Spadina Avenue because of flooding.

According to police, two lanes at the base of Spadina Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway ramp are currently inaccessible due to flooding.

Overall, give yourself some time, and be patient while commuting home later this evening.

Stay safe, Toronto.

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