Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto

Jan 11 2018, 1:38 pm

Don’t forget to pack an umbrella, as rain is expected for most of today and throughout tonight… and then into Friday.

According to Environment Canada, the rain is expected to be patchy and light for most of today, but it may become more widespread overnight and into tomorrow.

Environment Canada is forecasting anywhere from 10 to 20 mm of rain, but some areas may see greater amounts.

If you head outside, be careful on busy roads as in addition to rain, the melting snow may result in pools of water on streets and low-lying areas.

Special Weather Statement

Environment Canada

But that’s not all that’s on the forecast.

By Friday, a very strong cold front will enter Toronto from northwest to southeast, bringing an abrupt end to this week’s mild weather.

The rain will quickly shift to snow, with a risk of brief freezing rain during the changeover.

Due to the varying changes in weather, roads and sidewalks will be very icy due to the freezing of residual water from either melted snow or rain.

When heading outside over the next few days, make sure to dress accordingly and be cautious of unexpected icy sidewalks and roads.

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