Toronto remains under a 'freezing drizzle advisory' today

Feb 7 2019, 1:19 pm

Toronto remains under Environment Canada’s freezing drizzle advisory today.

According to the weather agency, periods of freezing drizzle are expected to affect the region throughout Thursday.

“There is the potential for a brief period of freezing rain this afternoon before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes to rain or drizzle,” it states. “Challenging winter travelling conditions are expected today due to the prolonged period of icing.”

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They also warn that strong westerly winds with gusts in the 60 to 80 km/h range may be possible tonight into Friday.

Drivers should be aware that surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Freezing drizzle advisories are issued when drizzle falling in sub-zero temperatures is expected to freeze on contact, and over time create icy surfaces.

Environment Canada

Today’s high is expected to reach 0°C, with a windchill of -7°C this morning.

Surprisingly, temperatures are expected to rise this evening, reaching 7°C above freezing, before falling to -11°C overnight.

There’s also a risk of a thunderstorm this evening… wait, what?

Be safe out there.

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